Papa Company Rangers

Papa Company Rangers

Ranger Papa Company
The Rangers of Papa Company, 75th Infantry (Ranger) in formation for an awards ceremony in 1970. Volunteers to the unit arrived with different styles of uniforms depending on what was being worn by the unit they recently departed. Since Papa Company was at the end of the supply chain, right up against the DMZ with North Vietnam, they wore what they had, seldom seeing supplies of fresh uniforms.

 

M79 Gunner Layout Ranger
This was the layout for a M79 Gunner for Papa Company just prior to going out on patrol. The M79 was carried on the back of one's ruck in a position where it could be retrieved without taking off the rucksack. Occasionally, these were shortened for greater portability. The load displayed here weighed in excess of 85 pounds, which was standard for each man on patrols which lasted up to seven days.
Ranger Burnette
Ranger who serves as one of the M79 men in Papa Company, SP/4 Burnette with knife in his mouth.
Travel Light Ranger Motto
85+ pound Ruck. Travel Light - was the company motto.
Ranger Sponsor Space