RANGER Conners and Chinese Bandit Recon LRRP Team

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    Legendary Chinese Bandit Recon LRRP Team 1st Bn (ABN) 8th Cav

    "Spirit of Robert Rogers in the Footsteps of Lauri Torni and Tutelage of Frenchy Theriault...FIRST Wave"

    The legendary Chinese Bandit Recon LRRP Team 1st Bn (ABN) 8th Cav 1965-66 was awarded TWO Presidential Unit Citations, the nation's highest unit decoration for extraordinary heroism for their participation in the Battles of the Ia Drang (Pleiku November 1965) and Nathan Hale (Trung Luong June 1966)...the ONLY Recon, LRRP, Ranger, Special Forces or Special Operations unit to be awarded TWO Presidential Unit Citations during a single combat tour of duty…in ANY US Conflict or War; conducted the historic FIRST night combat rappel during the Battle of the Ia Drang along the Cambodian border while attached to the 1st Airborne Brigade and lead by RANGER Lawson; and performed DOD/MACV/OP-35 directed long range reconnaissance (LRRP) operations lead by 101st RECONDO Grimes along the northern Cambodia and southern Laos borders in the spring of 1966 ..."Laying Down FIRST Tracks in the Central Highlands…Chinese Bandits Penetrate Deeper...and Where Others FEARED to Tread!"

    RANGER Jerry Conners, Captain (jconners_98@yahoo.com) 775-847-0214 (Ranger Class 502), Master Parachutist (Honor Graduate of 101st ABN Jumpmaster Class), Special Forces Weapons Expert (1964-65 SF MOI, Weapons & Branch), 101st RECONDO (Brand Number 1919), Army Aviator, AMOC, NRAS-PAL, Military Intelligence Officer Advance Course, Task Force Gramas [Special Operations] ... "Loose Nukes" Recovery Team Greece/Turkey 1974, Sensitive Weapons Theft (RAF Anti-Terrorist Operation) Interdiction Team Misseau, Fort Campbell Sport Parachute Club 1963-64, Distinguished Military Graduate University of Nevada.

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    Chinese Bandit Recon LRRP Team 1st Bn (ABN) 8th Cav 1965-66

    RAYMOND CARLEY REMEMBERED
    by Ranger Jerry Conners,
    Chinese Bandit Recon 1st Bn (ABN) 8th Cav, 1965-66
    face down crawling
    the pain does not matter anymore
    they can not help me,
    Don't try he yells
    to those nearby
    must it end

    the ground is warm,
    the smell of the earth
    the fallen leaves in hand
    engulfed in the sounds of withering fire
    touched twice again
    he grimaces and smiles
    through gritted teeth
    alone without strength
    must it end,

    colder now
    shaking
    unable to breathe
    or tear the collar too close
    about his neck,
    struggling frantically
    to hold on
    numb now,
    through squinted eyes some light,
    soaked in blood
    fingers slowly grasping emptiness,
    swaying in the arms of death
    let there be more​

    Note: Raymond Carley was killed leading the attack on June 23, 1966 during the Battle of Trung Luong where the Chinese Bandits were awarded their 2d Presidential Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism during the period 1965-66…the first was awarded for participation in the Battle of Ia Drang in November 1965. More information on the Chinese Bandits can be obtained at Chinese Bandits Recon LRRP Team D Company 1st Bn (ABN) 8th Cav
     
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