The 187th ‘Rakassans’ – part (1) — Pacific Paratrooper

My father, Everett A. Smith, was a member of Headquarters Company/187th/11th Airborne Division, from 1942 until 1946. From the very start of the division, General Joseph M. Swing was their commander. Often called ‘Uncle Joe’, Smitty’s picture of him says, “My General” on the reserve side. Soldiers of the 187th Infantry Regiment (Airborne) have the […]

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4 Responses to The 187th ‘Rakassans’ – part (1) — Pacific Paratrooper

  1. GP Cox says:

    Thank you very much for sharing this post!!

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  3. SLIMJIM says:

    An Army unit with a rich heritage!

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