5th rangers in vn?

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5th rangers in vn?

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Since I have no real life I play absolute poker, a guy comes in to the game with RangerDoc as a screen name, I say "Battalion?" he replies 5th. I say "when" he says "long time ago 'nam. 101st and then rangers call sign 'malpractice'"

I thought the VN era rangers were A, B, etc

Any thoughts?
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INVITE HIM HERE! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

But to answer your question, 5th Special Forces was the only 5th unit in Vietnam.....there was NO 5th Rangers!

Oh, and A Co and B Co Rangers weren't in Vietnam, either.
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that is what I thought, thanks.
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Just had a thought (fuck you, I think every once in a while), it is possible that he was with the BDQ (RVN Ranger advisors), Jim might know if they had a 5th.
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Then again he might be elderly....5th Ranger Battalion operated in Europe during WW2. :D
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IntelToad wrote:Then again he might be elderly....5th Ranger Battalion operated in Europe during WW2. :D
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There was a 5th Vietnamese Ranger Group, it was located in Saigon. Battalions were 33d and 35th. Of course, 5th SFG would be more likely.
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