The following is from notes made after the first major
engagement of the The Delta Raiders during the Tet Offensive of
D Companys first commanding officer,
Capt. Wayne McMenamy
"From the soul that hast given you life,
you have honed your skills well, proven your gallant spirit and
moulded a character of strength and the willingness to show a compassion
and love for your fellow soldier.
With your blood you have forged
a tradition of valor and pride and through this a brotherhood is
Thus, you are bound forever, one to another, by this, your baptism of fire.
Arize Raider, no longer the bastard child"
(Outside Hue) 15 Feb.1968