Alpha Company Team Names/Call Signs

3rd Reconnaissance Battalion

Reconnaissance Teams used a particular call sign to designate a team during radio communications. These call signs became team names. The name may have been passed on during the years and sometimes used by different recon companies. This page will be used to record as many names as can be remembered. If you know a call sign used by Alpha not listed here please notify George Neville so the name can be added to the listing. They are presented alphabetically.

Updated 31 July 2009

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Albatross

American Beauty

August Night

Barcroft

Big Apple

Breaker

Candle Stick

Chiropractor

Cloudy  Sky

Coconut Candy

Coming Event

Dagmar

Deer Fern

Del Mar

Desert Sand

Dust Light

Elk Hunter

Fancy Dan

Football Star

Frostburg

Grasshopper

Hawk

High Tide

Hinderance

Holly Tarpon

Hungarian

Ice Berg

Ice Boat

Iron Hand

Jackpot

Jaw Breaker

Lucky Punch

Mail Truck

Marble Champ

Marshall Hall

Meeting House

Mohawk

Mono Type I

Mono Type II

Night Sticker

Noon Watch

Oak Trees

Parasol

Partyline

Partyline One

Pebble 1 & 2

Quizgame

Rock

Sand

Sand Box

Scat A

Scat 3A

Settlement

Southern

Speeding Home

Striker

Surf

Tarsan

Tender Rancho

Toasted Fitter

Walbash Panner

Wave

Witty Ordeal

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