The Rakkasans: The Combat History of the 187th Airborne Infantry
The nickname "Rakkasans", meaning "umbrella men", was bestowed on this U.S. Army regiment by the Japanese in World War II. They have fought in every major American military conflict from World War II to the Persian Gulf.
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