We, former soldiers and family members, who are bound by common memories and experiences, having served in D Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry (airmobile) Division from 1965 - 1972, hereby form the Angry Skipper Association® as a non-profit, fraternal, patriotic corporation. This association is organized exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 ( c) (19) of the Internal Revenue Code, as now enacted or hereafter amended, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that also qualify as Section 501 ( c) (19) exempt organizations. To this end, the corporation is created and maintained to serve these objectives:
a) To promote and foster the comradeship and friendship brought about through service in Vietnam.
b) To provide opportunities for members to maintain and strengthen bonds and renew friendships, through holding regular reunions, publication of newsletters, and maintaining rosters of Association members.
c) To provide appropriate recognition to those comrades-in-arms who are no longer with us.
d) To provide a link between the Association, and its successor organizations, to include those higher military commands (and successors) to which association members were assigned.
e) To proclaim and publish the traditions and achievements of D Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division.
f) To provide financial assistance by means of the Foundation of the Angry Skipper Association® toward the education of selected categories of persons as designated by the Association, from time to time.
g) To sponsor or provide the membership with other benefits and activities that are normally available to fraternal organizations and which are consistent with the purposes and objectives as set forth above.
h) The Association shall be nonpolitical, nonpartisan, and nonsectarian. It shall issue no capital stock and shall not be operated for the purpose of making a profit and shall not declare dividends to the members of the Association.
i) All funds, whether income or principal, and whether acquired by gift or contribution or otherwise, shall be devoted to said aforementioned purposes.