425th Regimental Association

The regimental home of Company F (RANGER) 425th Infantry

Joint 82nd Airborne Division Association/425th Regimental Association Picnic Saturday. 25 July 2015

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DSCN5521Once again we had a great DSCN5527time at the joint picnic with the 82nd Airborne Division Association. There was plenty of food and drink. We were able to catch up with comrades from the past and meet new comrades who were in the unit before or after our own time. Unfortunately the parachute jump scheduled for 1500 was cancelled due to high winds (nothing we have ever experienced, right!), but that did not prevent people from having a good time.

DSCN5522There was a general membership meeting in the Club Room of the Bruce VFW Post.

Two items are upcoming were as a result of the meeting:

  1. The Thunder Over Michigan Air Show is on 29-30 August.  This is our major fundraiser for the year and the more volunteers we have to help direct the parking of cars, the more money we earn.  Contact Dave Lincicome at s4@425regiment.org if you can help out.
  2. We are in the process of planning a “Reunion Dinner” to be held at the Bruce VFW Post in late October.  Look for more information to be posted to Facebook and in an email.

Summer 2012 Ranger Fun

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Veterans of Company F gathered at our old favorite Rally Point – Kennedy’s Irish Pub in Pontiac.  The gathering was an informal, somewhat spur of the moment event after this picture was posted on the Co F Group on Facebook.  The event was well attended with fellow Rangers coming from miles and states away.  Food and alcohol were consumed in great quantities, exercises were carried out again, and jumps remembered.  As the evening went on the marches grew longer, the jumps were higher or lower and the winds on the drop zone blew stronger.  It was a great night of camaraderie and jump lies and we plan to do it again next year!

The James Etherton Chapter of the 82d Airborne Division Association holds their annual picnic on the last Saturday of every year and the 425th Regimental Association is invited to share in the fun.  The picnic was a blast. Skydivers Pat Solar, Adam Wells and Art Farley came in on target even with the high winds.  The 555th PIR Assn had an eight panel display and videos playing all day.