Hamburger Hill Reunion

Fellow Rakkasans,  

This is the official notification for the upcoming the 51st Anniversary/Reunion for the Weldon F. Honeycutt /Hamburger Hill Chapter of the 187th Regiment Association.  The dates for the 51st Anniversary / Reunion are Monday, May 11th to Friday, May 15th.  Important to understand that we will officially start with arrival on Monday the 11th of May, and organized activities on the Tuesday morning the 12th of May. We will continue to work details in the months to come.  You will receive updates by email, on social media , and through this website.

Our 51st Reunion / Anniversary is very significant to all of Rakkasans and to the entire U.S. Army.  The combat actions of the 187th Infantry Regiment as gliders soldiers, paratroopers, and air assault troopers have always been significant. I am writing to ask that you join all of your brothers for the celebration of the 51st Reunion / Anniversary of the Regimental action on Dong Ap Bia/Hill 937/Hamburger Hill.  In May of 1969 the 3rd Battalion 187th Infantry Regiment ventured forth to a significant “rendezvous with destiny”.  With each passing year we get older, our health changes, and unfortunately, we lose a few comrades.  I am asking that you come join us and renew old friendships forged on the field of battle.  I believe that we have put together a program in both Clarksville and Ft. Campbell that will honor our comrades and renew our friendship.

This letter contains the most recent schedule of events at the 51st Anniversary/ Reunion.  It is also important to note that we are working with the 3rd Battalion 187th Regiment but the Battalion may be away from Ft. Campbell during the Reunion / Anniversary. We appreciate all of the support they will provide to this event. This letter gives you a summary of the activities, registration details, and the cost of the events. I hope that each of you will be able to join us and bring a friend to experience our bonding. Look forward to seeing you.


Bob Harkins

President, Alpha 6

LODGING: A block of rooms has been reserved in the name of the Hamburger Hill / Rakkasans at the Riverview Inn. The address is 50 College Street, Clarksville, TN 37040.