187th Infantry Regiment watch

Custom Rakkasans timepiece

The 187th Infantry Regiment, known as the "Rakkasans," is a prestigious unit of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army.

Founded in 1943, the Rakkasans have a storied history that includes participation in major conflicts such as World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and more recent operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The nickname "Rakkasans" is derived from Japanese, meaning "parachute" or "falling umbrella men," a name given to them during their occupation duties in Japan post-World War II.

This unit is renowned for its valor, having been awarded numerous citations and honors for its bravery and service.