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  Update Membership | Ranger Rings | News Letter: Fourth Quarter 2017
 

Michael W. Daniels

November 20, 1946 - December 4, 2017

 

To All:

 

I am writing to let you know that Michael “Mike” Wiley/Daniels has passed away.  (He had a name change.)  He died on 12/04/17.  His obituary can be found  at:

 
http://www.lensingfuneral.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=2755202#/obituaryInfo.  

He was a member of the early 196th Light Infantry Brigade LRRP Detachment.  He was a good man and teammate.  I served with him on quite a few LRRP missions in Tay Ninh especially and then in Chu Lai – he was ATL on my last LRRP mission.  Mike kept a very low profile since his days in service.  I had tried to locate him for several years, but had no luck until I was contacted by Mike’s brother Scott.  Scott indicated that Mike did not want to be contacted by members of the unit.  While I believe that I would have eventually found him, I honored his and his brother’s wishes.  I do not have any notion of what caused his reticence to reunite with us, but after reading his obit, I suspect it might have had something to do with his illnesses.  

 I have several requests. First, if you are one who knew and served with Mike, please leave a remembrance on the visitation page connected to his obit, or alternatively, send his brother Scott an email with a remembrance at buckaroo49@aol.com.  Second, for all recipients of this email, Mike does not have a Memorial Stone at the Ranger Memorial at Fort Benning.  I am, as a result, soliciting contributions for a Stone for him.  Each Stone costs $295, but two Stones can be purchased for $500.  I would like to raise at least the full $500 to purchase the Stone for Mike and a credit for future similar needs.  So, please reach into your hearts and wallets and make a contribution for our former comrade.  Any amount would be helpful.  The contribution may be sent to me, with checks made out to the G Company Ranger Association.  Any overage will not be comingled with the Association’s general funds, but will be segregated to be used for future similar needs.  My mailing address is 3 Prospect Place, Kearny, NJ 07032. 

 

 

Thank you!

 

With respect,

 

Tom

 


 

NEWS FLASH:

The 2018 Reunion date are Thursday, September 6th with checkout date on Sunday, September 9th. The reunion will be at First Gold (Travel Lodge). The rates are:

State LRRP/Ranger Reunion for these prices

$98.00 per night/dbl occupancy plus tax

$80.00 per night/Single occupancy plus tax

Each room has Fridge, Microwave, Coffee K cup, Bottled Water

Request special needs at time of registration

Smoking rooms available must request at time of booking

4 Handicapped Rooms (request when booking)

Inform about Service Dog or Companion Dog ($25.00 fee for stay)

Please give name of occupants and a name badge and breakfast tickets will be available on arrival

Price of Rooms remains the same for extended stays of 2 days prior or after event.

Complementary shuttle service to and from airport with prior arrangements (when booking Hotel)

Free covered on-site parking

Trolley Rides from hotel to anywhere in Deadwood $1.00 each way

Camper or Motorhome parking area during stay in First Gold (Travel Lodge)

Address 270 Main Street, Deadwood South Dakota 57732

Telephone 1-605-717-7181

If you want to camp Days of 76 is across the street from hotel

 

NEW LRRP/RANGER CHALLENGE COINS ARE AVAILABLE

Our 50th year anniversary challenge coins arrived earlier than expected.  To place an order for these new coins, email Concessions Manager Dave (Chief) Moncada meganmoncada1@comcast.net or send your order through the mail.  Coins are $30.00 plus $5.00 shipping and handling each ($35), and will be mailed in a protective plastic cover.  Coins are $30.00 each at the reunion. Make checks payable to the G 75th Ranger Association and send to Dave Moncada, 4356 Virgusell Circle, Carmichael, CA 95608. 

Rangers Lead the Way!

U.S. Army Rangers Creed

Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and "esprit de corps" of the Ranger Regiment.

Acknowledging the fact that a Ranger is a more elite soldier who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a Ranger my country expects me to move farther, faster and fight harder than any other soldier.

Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be. One hundred percent and then some.

Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well trained soldier. My courtesy to superior officers, my neatness of dress and care for equipment shall set the example for others to follow.

Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country.

Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission, though I be the lone survivor.

Rangers Lead The Way!
 

"Also I heard the voice of the Lord saying who shall I send, and who will go for us?

Then said I, here am I, send me."

Isaiah 6:8

 

 

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