Finally took some time to read the whole thread from the start. Holy Shit. WAD would either go ballistic or just nod his head. When we stood Regt HHC in '84 it was the biggest nut roll I have been involved in before or since. The closest I can come to describing the experience is not unsimilar to a woman giving birth... it's messy, noisey, uncomfortable, painful, and could end in disaster. We lost 60% of the officers and senior NCO's in HHC that first year (STILL can't figure out how I survived); most of which came from Batt's. The junior enlisted were just called Ranger. Few lasted long enough for us to get to know them very well. Ranger Dominguez (spelled wrong) came up with his Killer Man poster that lives on... He also made the "2" shop a porky pig That's All" slide to end briefings with. The writing of the first edition of the Regt FSOP was not pretty. I wrote some of the "2" stuff and have NEVER had grammar checked and my shit cross referenced for accuracy as that was. Pretty much everything that was done at the Batt's were thrown out. I kid you not sports fans. It was more conventional in mind set for appearance and such than anywhere else I ever was. While I was there we had one Batt command group relieved, and another Batt Cdr "request relief". We had a few of the inevitable the "get ready, get set,............................. turn your shit in and go home exercises. A couple of which I was thankful for..... (bear in mind when planning airborne operations in Africa; if your DZ is near a river or large body of water.... ensure that the potential of encountering VERY aggressive, fast, large crocodiles that firmly believe you are FAR below them in the food chain are in the 'hazards on the drop zone' part of the pre-jump brief.) While surviving my Regiment assignment did a lot for my career; I will always consider it the most difficult assignment of my career. It was incredible though to serve with people that have become legendary like SSG Harvey Moore and others. It's good to see the baby lived and grew up into an adult to be proud of.