History of the Rangers: Roll of Honour........... 7th Rangers ( Mech )
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“When you're left wounded on

Afganistan's plains and

the women come out to cut up what remains,

Just roll to your rifle

and blow out your brains,

And go to your God like a soldier”

“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”

“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.”

“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.

“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace,

for he must suffer and be the deepest wounds and scars of war.”

“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't .”
“The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

“Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.

“Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man."
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

The Soldier stood and faced God


Which must always come to pass

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He hoped his shoes were shining

Just as bright as his brass

"Step forward you Soldier,

How shall I deal with you?


Have you always turned the other cheek?


To My Church have you been true?"


"No, Lord, I guess I ain't


Because those of us who carry guns


Can't always be a saint."

I've had to work on Sundays

And at times my talk was tough,

And sometimes I've been violent,

Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny

That wasn't mine to keep.

Though I worked a lot of overtime

When the bills got just too steep,

The Soldier squared his shoulders and said

And I never passed a cry for help

Though at times I shook with fear,

And sometimes, God forgive me,

I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place

Among the people here.

They never wanted me around


Except to calm their fears.


If you've a place for me here,


Lord, It needn't be so grand,


I never expected or had too much,


But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne

Where the saints had often trod

As the Soldier waited quietly,

For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, you Soldier,

You've borne your burden well.

Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,

You've done your time in Hell."

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Roll of Honour........... 7th Rangers ( Mech )
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
The unit experienced death and wounded throughout the war against the Communists

1. Rgr Rabu bin Abd Kadir
Location : Kulim, Kedah
Date : 19 Sep 1971
Incident : Accidental death ( Killed by own forces)

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The Enemy with captured 7th Ranger Weapons after the ambush, all weapons were recovered. All the Enemy who were posing with arrogance in this picture were later killed by 7th Rangers.
2. 15567 Sgt Basha bin Sulaiman
3. 18092 Cpl Mohd Akhir bin Abd Rahman
4. 206925 Cpl Salleh bin Embong
5. 15967 LCpl Yusuf bin Ayub
6. 931188 Rgr Ramli bin Rejab
7. 928923 Rgr Haris bin Sekar
8. 930465 Rgr Mohamad bin Nayan
9. 928223 Rgr Abd Razak bin Deraman
10. 925552 Rgr Salmi bin Ismail
11. 22904 Rgr Abd Talib bin Sin
12. 928632 Rgr Wan Hassan bin Ideris
13. 14071 Rgr Zainal bin Mohd Noor
14. 931182 Rgr Hamid bin Yatim
15. 228350 Rgr Mohd Saad bin Ahmad
16. 925353 Rgr Ongging bin Jawi

Location : Biawak/Lundu Road
Date : 26th March 1972
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One of the prepared enemy position.
Incident : 15 Soldiers killed. Ambushed on route from Biawak to Lundu. Only 3 survivors who were wounded. The soldiers were on a vehicle, the enemy were in well prepared positions, behind huge timber logs, some positions were dug under the timber logs. Single biggest casualty for 7 Rangers.
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The truck is a Bedford Truck, it was completely destroyed, most of the casualties were from this truck. It was one of the vehicles on the road.


17. 15898 Cpl Ahmad bin Medo
18. 933295 Rgr Zakaria bin Abd Rahman
19. 930373 Rgr Ideris bin Ismail
20. 932970 Rgr Hassan bin Ahmad
21. 930209 Rgr Mohd Kamal bin Din
22. 932422 Rgr Dumbon ak Chek

Location : Gubir/ Mong Gajah, Perak
Date : 7th April 1975

Incident : This was a vehicle ambush along a winding hilly area. Ambush positions were prepared by the enemy. Six soldiers fell in this ambush, which was during Ops Sedar.

23. 2Lt Jagathisan

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Lt Jagathisan's casket drapped in a Malaysian Flag being prepared on board an aircraft to be flown back to Peninsular Malaysia.

Location : Kanowit, Sarawak
Date : 20 Sep 1977

Incident : On riverine operations drowned in the Kanowit river.

24. 455666 Rgr Yazid bin Zakaria

Location : Malaysian/Thai border
Date : 22 Jan 1977

Incident : During Operation Daoyai Musnah stepped on a booby trap and was killed on the spot.

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A typical congratulatory message on confirmed kills.

Other Soldiers Wounded In Action
1. 15736 Rgr Abdul Hamid bin Mohd Saad
2. 930474 Rgr Shahar bin Yahaya
3. 452752 Rgr Alimin bin Ibrahim
4. 928126 Rgr Zainuddin bin Ahmad

Location : Biawak/Lundu Sarawak
Date : 26th March 1972
Incident : Involved in the ambush where 15 soldiers were killed.

5. Lt Tong Lye Heng
Location : Jungles of perak
Date : 10 June 1971
Incident : During Ops Kota was shot by the Enemy

6. 928977 Sgt Wan Ahmad bin Abu Bakar
Location : Sg. Siput, Perak
Date : 30 April 1973
Incident : During operations stepped on a booby trap.

7. 925955 LCpl Ismail bin Jaafar
Location : Sungei Siput, Perak
Date : 16 Oct 1973
Incident : Whilst on operations stepped on a booby trap.

8. 925953 Rgr Yahya bin Man
Location : Weng, Kedah
Date : 10 april 1975
Incident : Whilst on operations stepped on a booby trap.

9. 1014139 Rgr Anchu ak Ang Kamar and 10. 930329 Cpl Saad bin Mat
Location : Gubir, Kedah
Incident : One of them stepped on a booby trap during Operation Sedar. Both were wounded in their legs.

11. 933623 Rgr Nik Ya bin Noor
Location : Gubir, Kedah
Date : 21 June 1978
Incident : Whilst on Operation Sedar stepped on a booby trap, injuring his left leg severely.

12. 551856 Rgr Hamid bin Kecil
Location : Ipoh, Perak
Date : 21 Sep 1978
Incident : Whilst on Operation Setia 11 stepped on a booby trap.

13. 928266 Sgt Hussin bin Yaakob
Location : Malaysian/Thai border
Date : 26th July 1979
Incident : Whilst Operation Selamat Sawadee, 794 Bravo, stepped on a booby trap, his right leg had to be amputated.

14. 933379 Rgr Razali bin Din and 15. 1010057 Rgr Jambi ak Suyung
Location : Malaysian/Thai border
Date : 27 July 1979
Incident : Whilst on Operation Selamat Sawadee, one of them stepped on a booby trap wounding them both.

16. 930380 Rgr Yusuf, 17. 32497 Rgr Ramlan and 18. 932332 Rgr Damsau
Location : Malaysian/Thai border
Date : 14th August 1979
Incident : One of them stepped on a booby trap during Operation Selamat Sawadee, wounding all three of them.

19. 551624 LCpl Hamid bin Hassan
Location : Malaysian/Thai border
Date : 22 August 1979
Incident : During Operation Selamat Sawadee stepped on a booby trap.

20. 19572 Cpl Buang bin Surip
Location : Malaysian/Thai border
Date : 27 August 1979
Incident : Stepped on a booby trap during Operation Selamat Sawadee
Cpl Buang Surip was known for his shootong skills, he was an excellent shot with a pistol and the Sterling sub-machine gun. He spent his days in the battalion coaching, soldiers on shooting. Also trained the wives who were memebrs of the wives club in shooting.

Note : Operation Selamat Sawadee was the single most operation that created the most amount of casualties for 7th Rangers.
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 3:01 PM  
2 Comments:
  • At 5:07 PM, Blogger Mohamad Fauzi Hussain said…

    Hi,
    I'm Mohamad Fauzi son of Sgt. Hussin Bin Yaakob.
    I just want to correct my father's number. His number is 928266, not 933623. Based on his story, His operation is Operation Selamat Sawadee, 792 Bravo. During that operation, he is their Platoon Sargent.

     
  • At 7:32 AM, Blogger D.Swami Gwekanandam said…

    Thank you very much for the correction. I have changed his service number to the correct one. The last time your Dad served with me was in Kem Pakit, in Simanggang, Sarawak. I hope your dad is well. Give him my best wishes.

     

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