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Rakkasans Torii

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Rakkasans Torii

One of the Army's most renowned units, the 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assualt) Rakkasans. Rakkasan translates from the Japanese language into "man falling under umbrella". The Torii in Japanese culture symbolizes a gateway to honor. In WWII, the Rakkasans parachuted into the middle of a group of Torii's leaving the Japanese fighting force in fear for their lives. The Rakkasans are the only military unit whose nickname was designated by an enemy force. The Rakkasans are the only unit in the military who's guidon does not bear a finneal, it bears a Torii.

*Approx 50mm/2″ width, chrome plated, zinc alloy, enamel
*Attaches with 3M adhesive

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