Valour and Courage: The Legendary Captain Ropee Adman Yahayauddin (12472)
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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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The Legendary Captain Ropee Adman Yahayauddin (12472)
Saturday, May 04, 2019
Prepared to jump Ranger School USA
Though Captain Ropee Adman Yahayauddin was a small sized officer, do not be deceived he had the heart of a lion. As I was in another company, I did not serve under Ropee, so beyond what I have mentioned, I am not able to add anything more. Great man to have in a fight on you side! - Lt Col Baldev Singh (Retired)
This person was a legend in 1st Rangers, 3rd Rangers, 4th Rangers, 7 Rangers, 8 Rangers and in the 1st Special Forces Regiment. You can never find a character as colorful as him. His name was always mispronounced as Ropee Adnan, they confused the Adman with Adnan. He served as Platoon Commander in 1st Rangers, 3rd Rangers and Assault Pioneer Platoon Commander with 7th Rangers .
With his Keputusan Perutusan Keberanian (Mentioned in Dispatches - Gold Feathers)  and his PJM
Infantry School USA
He was also a Troop Commander in the 1st Special Forces Regiment. Later he served as a Company Commander in 7th Rangers and 8th Rangers. He served from 20th February 1965 until 4th August 1975. He was commissioned on the 5th August 1965. He attended Weapons Course in 1965, Tactics Course in 1965, Air Combat Officer at RAAF Butterworth in 1966, Assault Pioneer Course in 1967, Airborne, Pathfinder and Ranger Course in Fort Benning, USA in 1968 and his SD Course in Lateda 1973.
Lt Col Yap Chok Sang (Retired)  (Currently residing in Melbourne Australia) : "He is an ex commando Malaysian Special Services Unit. We were in 4th Rangers, Chong Thean Bok was the CO. He is worth more than 2 Pingat Gagah Berani's. You should ask for exclusive rights to write his exploits. a colourful character, I attended his wedding when 2Lt Ngo Kim Seng was his best man, love to see him. Also his contact (firefight) in Lundu, in an attack on a Communist Terrorist Camp when he failed in an attempt to capture the enemy sentry".
Lt Col Baldev Singh : "He was OC C coy, I was Pl commander in A Coy 7 Rgrs, 1971-1974. My OC was Sabdin Ghani. I know of the contact where Ropee and 2nd Lt Zulkifli Abdul Rahman (Reg 14, my junior, later CO 7RRD), were to investigate a sighting in Titiakah, some 15 kms from Lundu and killed 2 CTs, including the commander of the group.
Ropee and Zul crawled through thick belukar to the CT's location and were surprised by a clearing patrol and a fire fight ensued, and the 2 CTs were killed while the rest bolted. The reporting back to BN HQ was poor, due to heavy atmospheric interference and I was tasked to set up a relay station to facilitate communications. That is how and why I know of this contact. We were using the SLR then and the CT's arms and thighs were literally split in 2 pieces".
When he was young
Record of Service
Lt Col Zulakapli (Rtd) : I was his Platoon Commander,
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Most recently him with me
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Captain Ropee and I crawled through the undergrowth, my heart was thudding as we were closing up on the enemy, we spotted the enemy, Captain Ropee aimed at the enemy and shot the enemy, he asked me to take the shot on the second enemy. The rest is history, he was one of the best training officers, he used live rounds on his soldiers, the soldiers hugged the ground and crawled for dear life as the rounds fell very close. His training always involved realism, he used to say, "the way we train is the way we are going to fight!" Sadly he served for only ten years, for his own reasons he left the service.
A great loss to the Ranger Corps.
posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 1:24 AM  
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