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Legislation #: 080637 Introduction Date: 6/26/2008
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 6/26/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER SKAGGS
Title: Welcoming and honoring the men of the 4th Infantry Division Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP), Company E 58th Infantry Long Range Patrol (LRP) and Company K 75th Infantry (Airborne) Ranger and their families at their 40th Anniversary Reunion.

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6/23/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
6/26/2008 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 080637

 

Welcoming and honoring the men of the 4th Infantry Division Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP), Company E 58th Infantry Long Range Patrol (LRP) and Company K 75th Infantry (Airborne) Ranger and their families at their 40th Anniversary Reunion.

 

WHEREAS, from June 26-29, 2008, Northland Cathedral will host a Homecoming Reunion for the brave men who formed the 4th Infantry Division Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP), Company E 58th Infantry Long Range Patrol (LRP) and Company K 75th Infantry (Airborne) Ranger in the Vietnam Highlands; and

 

WHEREAS, the heritage began in Vietnam with the 4th Infantry Division LRRPs formed within the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Brigades in 1966 which led to the establishment of Company E 58th Infantry (LRP) in December 1967; and

 

WHEARAS, the men recruited for these elite units were highly motivated and disciplined volunteers who underwent rigorous training and were inserted deep into enemy territory in 4-6 man teams to perform extremely dangerous hit-and-run ambushes and gather battlefield intelligence; and

 

WHEREAS, in February 1969, the U.S. Army retired the colors of Company E 58th Infantry (LRP) and transferred them to Company K 75th Infantry (Airborne) Ranger under the command of Captain Reuben Siverling; and

 

WHEREAS, Vietnam was a different kind of war, calling for a different kind of soldier from that of other wars and some of the most successful examples of the new breed of fighting men were the members of the LRRPs-Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols-later designated as the U.S. Armys 75th Rangers; and

 

WHEREAS, the 75th Rangers were characterized by perseverance under extreme hardship, heightened senses, and uncommon bravery and the LRRPs may well have been the most effective use of manpower in the entire war; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby welcome and honor the 4th Infantry Division Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP), Company E 58th Infantry Long Range Patrol (LRP) and Company K 75th Infantry (Airborne) Ranger; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Reuben Siverling with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for the sacrifices made and brave actions taken which make it possible for us to continue our lives of freedom.

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