RECONDO School Origins

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This is a great thread
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The 82d Airborne Division called its school Raider. Here is the patch:

http://www.saundersinsignia.com/82ndair ... condo.aspx

I was a rifle PL in A/2-508, 1971 - 72 and the AT PL 73 -74, I used to fight to get slots it the Raider course for my SP4s. Great leadership training for the troops.
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When you have an hour to waste, this is pretty good:

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History Channel. Special Forces Recondo School.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGIqUJf ... e=youtu.be
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Jim wrote:The 82d Airborne Division called its school Raider. Here is the patch:

http://www.saundersinsignia.com/82ndair ... condo.aspx

I was a rifle PL in A/2-508, 1971 - 72 and the AT PL 73 -74, I used to fight to get slots it the Raider course for my SP4s. Great leadership training for the troops.
I missed this the first time around

Actually, that's the 82nd Recondo School patch.

The "Raider" patch had a "LRRP" tab directly above it. It was awarded upon completion of the advanced and extended Recondo course.
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The 101st Recondo School curriculum during the pre-Vietnam era included a POW compound exercise. Recondo students attending classes prior to 1964 completed a short two-day POW compound training exercise where individuals were subject to training that included water torture (water boarding), electrical shock, and confined space burials. This portion of the course was conducted in the final week of training and followed an escape and evasion exercise. The POW compound training was discontinued following an IG investigation in 1964. The entire 3-4 week course typically began with about 100 volunteers from different Army, Marine Corps and Air Force units and graduated about 10 persons in each class who received the 101st Recondo Brand(pocket patch) and a graduation number. Another twenty persons typically completed the course but did not graduate and received only a certificate of completion.Graduation required completing the obstacle course, runs to and from the Recondo Rock Quarry, mountaineering and stream crossing, demolition, communications and FO procedures, navigation and patrolling examinations. The hand to hand training was limited to throws and falls but resulted in a few injuries and subsequent removal from the course by those injured. The test score results of successfully passing two written exams and three graded patrols were basic aspects of the course and the primary means of ranking each student. Night parachute insertions were a special graded patrol phase that was given to jumpmaster qualified students only. Recondo graduates were required to demonstrate the ability to prepare and give elaborate warning and operations orders, mission rehearsals and provide patrol leadership during the planning,movement and actions at the objective phases. If that was not clearly demonstrated, a Recondo Brand was not awarded. The course was conducted at Fort Campbell,Kentucky during the winter months. The 101st Recondo cadre conducted other training during the year, including instruction of the one week West Point Recondo course conducted during the summer. A primary objective of the 101st Recondo School was to prepare persons for the Ranger course and the majority of the Ranger school quotas given to the 101st Airborne Division were to enlisted personnel that had graduated from the 101st Recondo School and demonstrated a commitment to bring back the honor graduate trophy of each Ranger class.

Some of the 101st Recondo training schedules and lesson plans have survived and warrant archiving.

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"Some of the 101st Recondo training schedules and lesson plans have survived and warrant archiving."

Why?

And why would you use LRRP in your user name, when you apparently never served as a LRRP?
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I'm late to the party for the banned fuck bag, but it appears that he is Jerome Conners of the "Chinese Bandits" bull shit from a few years ago. Wonder if he has another book he's trying to pimp?
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fatboy wrote:Wonder if he has another book he's trying to pimp?
I wonder if the Recondo training schedules and lesson plans (they may be in his possession) that need archiving, because in their current (posssibly altered) form they lend credence to his earlier books or current book?
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I'm sure a fine, upstanding citizen such as Jerome Conners wouldn't dare to alter records and schedules to make himself look like he is a Stolen Valor recipient. I mean, that's something a poser would do, right Jerome Conners?
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The History of U.S Army Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrols

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Secrets of Vietnam The Long Range Recon Patrol

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William Watkins, Sergeant, US Army, Vietnam War


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