RONALD W CARDONA
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HONORED ON PANEL 21W, LINE 69 OF THE WALL

RONALD WILLIAM CARDONA

WALL NAME

RONALD W CARDONA

PANEL / LINE

21W/69

DATE OF BIRTH

08/09/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/06/1969

HOME OF RECORD

GARDNER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Worcester County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RONALD WILLIAM CARDONA
POSTED ON 2.28.2014
POSTED BY: 1SG Joey B Welsh USA-Ret

ABOUT THIS UNIT

To learn what this unit actually did there is a non fiction book, "CHARLIE RANGERS" published in Feb, 1989 written by unit members Don Erickson and John Rotundo which was the first book ever published by men who were there.
"Rangers Lead The Way"
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POSTED ON 2.26.2014
POSTED BY: 1SG Joey B Welsh USA-ret

RANGER BROTHER II

Unit Tribute
E Company (Long Range Patrol) 20th Infantry (Airborne), First Field Force Vietnam (IFFV) was activated on September 25, 1967 in Pleiku, South Vietnam. The unit was organized with highly trained and motivated soldier, most of whom had at lease 6 months in combat and had undergone an intensive selection program before being assigned. The unit was organized to provide long range reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition, and special type missions in a corps level basis and usually operated in 4-6 man teams. The company also had the capacity to operate as a platoon size force and conduct regular recon-in-force missions. At time, they were attached to Special Forces units and were trained by them at the MACV Recondo School in Nha Trang, South Vietnam.

On February 1, 1969 E Company was inactivated and was re-designated as C Company (Ranger) 75th Infantry (Airborne), IFFV and continued its mission until it was deactivated on October 25, 1971 in An Khe, South Vietnam.

In 1974, when the 1st Ranger Battalion 75th Infantry was activated, it was assigned the lineage from C Company (Ranger) 75th Infantry (Airborne) IFFV due to it’s excellent war record and outstanding performance as a LRP/RGR Corps level unit.

“RANGERS LEAD THE WAY”
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POSTED ON 5.25.2013
POSTED BY: E20 LRP,C75th Ranger

Ranger Brother

E Company (Long Range Patrol) 20th Infantry (Airborne), First Field Force Vietnam (IFFV) was activated on September 25, 1967 in Pleiku, South Vietnam. The unit was organized with highly trained and motivated soldiers, most of whom had at least 6 months in combat and had undergone an intensive selection program before being assigned. The unit was organized to provide long range BRreconnaissance,surveillance, target acquisition, and special type missions in a corp level basis and BRusually operated in 4-6 men teams. The company also had the capacity to operate as a platoon size force and conduct regular recon-in-force missions. At times, they were attached to Special Forces units and were trained by them at the MACV Recondo School in Nha Trang, South Vietnam. On BRFebruary 1, 1969 E Company was inactivated and was redesignated as C Company (Ranger) 75th Infantry (Airborne), First Field Force Vietnam and continued its mission until it was deactivated on October 25, 1971 in An Khe, South Vietnam. BRBR“RANGERS LEAD THE WAY”BR

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POSTED ON 1.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear SSGT Ronald William Cardona, sir,

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

Curt Carter

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POSTED ON 10.22.2009
POSTED BY: Eddie Holt

Brothers

Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.

-- Marc Brown
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