• 2021 National Reunion
    Jun 21, 7:00 AM – Jun 25, 11:00 AM
    Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Clarks, 3075 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Clarksville, TN 37040, USA
    The reunion will take place during Week of the Eagles. PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION OF THE TICKETS PRIOR TO PURCHASE. If you are unsure of what is included, please contact info@rakkasanassociation.org or mike@rakkasanassociation.org with any questions.

The Country Inn and Suites is now full (3/24/21) Click  HERE  for options. 

Chapter News

Buckeye Chapter

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May 28, 2021, Rakkasans Mike Smith (D-Co 3/187, 1969) and Terry Troesch (B-Co 3/187, 1971) visited the "Wall that Heals"

in Columbus OH. Mike left coins from the 50th Anniversary of Hamburger Hill at the base of panels 24 and 25w; both display names of Rakkasans Killed in action on Hill 937 in May of 1969. 

The 2021 Schedule for the wall can be found here. 

We are looking to reorganize our Chapter and we need for all Chapter members, wives, etc.  to contact our Secretary, Lynn Pineau either by phone  352-362-6647 or 352-873-8230 (leave message) or you may write a note or contact me by E-Mail at pineaume@yahoo.com.

Our President, Irv Weinsoff is planning a special meeting and would like as many as are able to attend. If the Rakkasan wives would let us know if there husbands are in VA hospitals or nursing homes, we would appreciate it.


If transportation is needed, we will try and provide it for you.


Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Buckeye Chapter

Recently seen: The VFW Reed Miller Post No. 3297, Delaware, Ohio, is the home of the Buckeye Chapter, of the National Rakkasan Association. The Buckeye Chapter was formed in 1982 during the same time frame the National Rakkasan Association was formed. VFW Post 3297 has hosted the Buckeye Chapter ever since!

There is a large memorial erected many years ago to honor Rakkasans. The Monument itself is 15 feet long by 6 feet tall, with the reflective bench containing the words, "til we form again', with a 'Bench Mark' honoring 187th Troopers of Airborne, Glider, and Air Assault. 

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C.W. "DOC" Flevares, M Co. 187th ARCT, (the highlighted paver) was a founding member of the Buckeye Chapter and the National Association. He was the financial backer for the 15 "Rakkasans Bronzes", created in memory of the Rakkasans, which now reside at Ft. Campbell.


The next meeting of the Buckeye Chapter is May 2nd, 2020.

Lone Star Chapter


On Saturday, May 4th we held our 2019 annual Texas Rakkasan Lonestar Chapter meeting in Dallas, TX. We, unfortunately, over the years have lost much of our membership. The members that were able to attend discussed veteran issues, upcoming membership meetings, recruiting new members, and keeping in touch with battle buddies. We also enjoyed Buca Di Beppo's Italian dishes and good fellowship among our members.
I have attached a picture of the members.


Best regards,

Traci Ratliff (wife of President) Texas Lonestar Rakkasan Chapter

Florida Chapter


The companies listed below have invested in assisting us with the active duty soldiers and are working in part to make the reunion this year a success. For their patriotism and kindness, we are very grateful. 

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To be added to the list, email info@rakkasanassociation.org

2021 Sponsors of the National Rakkasan Association