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187th Airborne Emblem Wooden Plaque

The 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans) is a regiment of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The nickname "The Rakkasans" is derived from the Japanese word for umbrella. The name was given to the 187th during its tour in occupied Japan following World War II. When a translator dealing with local Japanese dignitaries was trying to explain what their unit was trained to do (and not knowing the Japanese word for "airborne soldiers") he used the phrase "falling down umbrella men", or rakkasan. Bemused by the clumsy word, the locals began to call the troopers by that nickname; it soon stuck and became a point of pride for the Unit.

Our sharp 187th Airborne Emblem Wood Art is 100% Handcrafted from 6 different All-Natural fine hardwoods.

The background is Inlaid with Ebony and Italian Red Lignum, a striking combination.

The Wing is made Intarsia-style from 3 woods, and the Risers are cut from one piece of wood.

The different colors are the natural colors of the woods, not paint or colored stains.

This NEW Larger 187th Airborne Emblem Wood Art Plaque measures 16" x 11".

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