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187th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion Flash Patch

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SKU:
2410
MPN:
2410
Width:
2.00 (in)
Height:
2.25 (in)
Depth:
0.08 (in)
  • 187th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion Flash Patch
  • 187th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion Flash Patch | Center Detail
  • 187th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion Flash Patch | Upper Left Quadrant
  • 187th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion Flash Patch | Upper Right Quadrant
  • 187th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion Flash Patch | Lower Left Quadrant
  • 187th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion Flash Patch | Lower Right Quadrant
$7.56
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Description

The 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans)[1] is a regiment of the 101st Airborne Division US Army. The nickname "Rakkasans" is derived from the Japanese word for umbrella. The name was given to the 187th during its tour in occupied Japan following World War II. When a translator dealing with local Japanese dignitaries was trying to explain what their unit was trained to do (and not knowing the Japanese word for "airborne soldiers") he used the phrase "falling down umbrella men" translated rakkasan. Amused by the clumsy word, the locals began to call the troopers by that nickname; it soon stuck and became a point of pride for the unit.
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Additional Information

Backing:
Sew On
Backing Detail:
Sew On (plastic backing)
Edging:
Merrowed Edge
Shape:
Shield
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