Rabren, Larry Wayne, CW2

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Chief Warrant Officer 2
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100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
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1969-1970, 100B, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1969 - 1970


Chief Warrant Officer 2

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Apr 30, 1970
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Air Loss, Crash - Land
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Vietnam War
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Sunset Cemetery - Valpariso, Florida
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   1969-1970, 100B, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment

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 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment Details

7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
The 17th Cavalry Regiment was first organized under the provisions of the National Defense Act of 1916 at Fort Bliss, TX on 30 June 1916 and constituted on 1 July 1916. At that time, General Pershing had taken U.S. Military formations into Mexico only a short time earlier and the need for Cavalry troops was pressing. Originally organized as G Troop, 17th Cavalry Regiment; the 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment was formally reactivated on 25 November 1966. The Squadron adopted the name "Ruthless Riders" and shortly thereafter, deployed to Vietnam on 28 October 1867 as a separate Air Cavalry Squadron of the 1st Aviation Brigade. The Squadron mission was to provide reconnaissance and security for the 4th Infantry Division and other allied units. The Squadron routinely conducted successful combat operations, gathered valuable intelligence, and killed and captured enemy Soldiers. For their achievements and distinguished combat service, the Squadron was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation and four Valorous Unit Awards for their actions in Vietnam. The Squadron saw post-war service at Fort Hood, Texas, where they were assigned to 1st Cavalry Division and 6th Air Cavalry Combat Brigade, Fort Hood Texas, where they served as an attack helicopter squadron. The 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment was again inactivated on 16 July 1986. In 2001, the organization of the U.S. Army significantly changed as a result of transformation to fight the Global War on Terror. Prior to their deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom III, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division was directed to move from Fort Bragg, North Carolina to Fort Campbell, Kentucky in early spring of 2006. In anticipation of their move, the 1-17th Cavalry adopted the designation as the "Palehorse" Squadron with the motto of "Death Rides." Following a successful deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III, the Squadron was re-designated as 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry regiment on 10 April 2006, serving as part of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In December 2008, the Squadron deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, establishing a base of operations at FOB Fenty, Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The Squadron served valiantly, earning a Meritorious Unit Commendation, a Valorous Unit Award, and was recognized as the Army's Top Aviation unit for their heroic and steadfast combat actions in the tough terrain and highly contested areas of Regional Command-East. Approximately one year from their return from Jalalabad, the Squadron returned to Afghanistan in December 2010; this time establishing operations in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where they conducted, aggressive reconnaissance and security missions, as well as air assault security and training assistance to the Afghan Air Corps. Elements of the squadron again deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in late 2013, where they exemplified the cavalry spirit by providing reconnaissance, security, quick reaction force and FOB defense operations in both RC-East and RC-South. The actions and efforts of the Palehorse Soldiers were also integral in providing security during Afghanistan's Presidential Elections in 2014. 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment was de-activated on 17 July 2015 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky as part of the Army Aviation Restructuring Initiative, but its distinguished lineage and legacy will live on as the Palehorse Squadron was reactivated as part of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division on 22 October 2015 at Fort Hood, Texas.
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7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment

Bryant, John Darrall, WO1, (1969-1970) AV 100B Warrant Officer 1
Wilder, William Bruce, COL, (1959-1987) AV 1981 Major
Robinson, Gus Blakely, CPT, (1967-1970) AV 1981 Captain
Kinlaw, Robert L., CW3, (1953-1973) AV 100E Chief Warrant Officer 3
Geoghagan, Michael, LTC, (1967-1992) AV 100E Chief Warrant Officer 2
Wilcox, John, CW3, (1968-1983) AV 153B Chief Warrant Officer 2
Dance, Robert Lynn, 1LT, (1967-1969) AR 1204 First Lieutenant
Ortiz, Pedro, 1SG, (1969-1989) AV 67Z First Sergeant
Remington, Michael, SFC, (1968-1989) CV 19D10 Sergeant First Class
Rowell, Bert, CSM, (1964-1990) AR 11D10 Staff Sergeant
Parsons, Lee, SSG, (1969-1977) SC 31G Sergeant
Likely, Richard Allen, CPL, (1970-1971) AR 11D10 Corporal
Bossard, Richard, SP 5, (1967-1969) IN 11B40 Specialist 5
Brinn, Joseph, CW3, (1967-1987) AV 67N20 Specialist 5
Mahoney, Michael, SP 5, (1969-1972) OD 45J Specialist 5
Mansergh, William Albert, SP 5, (1961-1969) AV 67N10 Specialist 5
MEYER, WILLIAM, SP 5, (1968-1971) AV 67N10 Specialist 5
Peterson, Richard, SP 5, (1968-1971) AV 67N10 Specialist 5
Ronsiek, Michael, SP 5, (1968-1970) AR 11D10 Specialist 5
Rutherford, Leroy, SP 5, (1963-1972) AV 67Y10 Specialist 5
Stone, William, SFC, (1967-1989) AV 67R Specialist 5
Watson, David, SP 5, (1967-1973) AV 67N20 Specialist 5
Henderson, Arthur, SP 4, (1970-1972) AV 68M Specialist 4
Johnson, Edward A., SP 4, (1970-1971) AV 67A Specialist 4
Reynolds, Robert, SP 4, (1970-1972) IN 11C20 Specialist 4
Saunders, Keith Frank, SP 4, (1969-1969) AV 67U10 Specialist 4
Webb, Earl Ray, SP 4, (1969-1970) AR 11D10 Specialist 4
Adams, Dennis, PFC, (1970-1972) TC 64B10 Private First Class
Gonzalez, Eliud, SP 4, (1967-1970) 09B00 Specialist 4
Mathis, Samuel Judson, CW2 Chief Warrant Officer 2
Wagner, Marvin Leroy, CW2, (1969-1970) Warrant Officer 1
Olson, Vernon, SP 6, (1966-1969) IM Specialist 6
Everts, Jack Charles, SP 5, (1969-1970) Specialist 5
Polinsky, John, SP 5, (1967-1969) TC Specialist 5
Kacsock, Walter Joseph, SP 4, (1969-1970) Specialist 4
Turner, John Michael, WO1, (1967-1969) Warrant Officer 1
A Troop

Bryant, John Darrall, WO1, (1969-1970) AV 100B Warrant Officer 1
Mallette, Avon Norris, WO1, (1970-1970) AV 100B Warrant Officer 1
Wright, Phillip Gerald, WO1, (1969-1970) AV 100B Warrant Officer 1
Mursch, John William, CW2 AV 100E Chief Warrant Officer 2
Turner, John Michael, WO1, (1967-1969) AV 062B Warrant Officer 1
Wallace, Lanny John, 1LT, (1965-1970) AR 1204 First Lieutenant
Lassiter, Luther, SSG, (1965-1980) IN 11B10 Staff Sergeant
Woodruff, Alton Darnell, SSG, (1963-1969) AV 67V Staff Sergeant
Graves, Brad, SGT, (1968-1971) MI 05F Sergeant
Platacis, Wilnis, SGT, (1969-1971) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Blackburn, Richard Vincent, CPL, (1970-1971) AV 67A Corporal
Ronsiek, Michael, SP 5, (1968-1970) AR 11D10 Specialist 5
Ronsiek, Michael, SP 5, (1968-1970) AR 11D10 Specialist 5
Suwalkowski, Ted, SP 5, (1968-1970) AV 67N20 Specialist 5
Cooper, Curtis, SP 4, (1968-1970) AR 11D10 Specialist 4
Ebert, Steve, SP 4, (1967-1969) AV 71P Specialist 4
Greenhouse, Ronald Raphael, SP 4, (1969-1970) SC 36K Specialist 4
Knetsar, George Arthur, SP 4, (1969-1970) AR 11D10 Specialist 4
Willis, Joseph Franklin, 1LT, (1967-1969) First Lieutenant
Mallette, Avon Norris, WO1, (1970-1970) Warrant Officer 1
Pangelinan, Joaquin, SP 5, (1969-1972) Specialist 5
Slagle, Larry Ray, SP 4, (1969-1970) Specialist 4
B Troop

Rees, Carl, CW2, (1968-1971) AV 100B Chief Warrant Officer 2

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