Updated: Mar 20, 2019
Hello Fellow Rakkasans: This posting is the official notification and registration for the upcoming the 50th Anniversary/Reunion for the Weldon F. Honeycutt /Hamburger Hill Chapter of the 187th Regiment Association. The dates for the 50th Anniversary / Reunion are Tuesday, May 14th to Friday, May 17th. It is important to understand that we will officially start the arrival on Tuesday the 14th of May instead of the usual Monday arrival. We will continue to work more details in the months to come but let this be your guide for information for the time being.
Our 50th Anniversary / Reunion is very significant to all of Rakkasans and to the whole U.S. Army. This year the Hamburger Hill Chapter combines with the National 187th Regiment Association’s Annual Reunion for our 50th Anniversary. The attendance should significantly increase. 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 50th 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 posting gives you a summary of the activities, registration details, and the cost of the events. It is also important to note that we are working with the 3rd Battalion 187th Regiment to plan a trip to Viet Nam - Back to the “Hill”. We will walk the “Hill” again.
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.