His wife, Georganne Thorpe Siercks is an incredible Mother and Wife and was by his side when he finally passed - God Bless her and their two boys, Gabriel and Gage. Billy Joe - you will never be forgotten my brother in arms. RLTW!
His is a story of unbelievable courage, bravery, and dedication. It was his ninth military deployment overseas. He went seven times to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan.
COL John T. Keneally from New Jersey, served with HHC 3_75_Ranger_Bn -
Just looking at the photos of this outstanding Ranger infantry commander will show you that he was an exemplary person and Ranger.
He was voted into the Ranger Hall of Fame in 2005
Sgt. Higgins was killed by enemy forces during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Logar Province, Afghanistan. He was leading an assault against an enemy compound when he was mortally wounded by small arms fire.
SFC Earl R. Fillmore Jr. from Pennsylvania, served with - SFOD-D (Delta Group)
Earl was responding to help his mates trapped inside a downed helicopter when he was fatally wounded. Earl Robert Fillmore Jr. is remembered as a son, a husband, and a soldier who died trying to help other soldiers in need.
MSG Aubrey M. Batts from Washington D.C.
Serving his country first in the Reserves from 1956 - 1958 and then active duty from 1958-1978, with two tours in Vietnam as a school trained "Snake Eater"(44th Company (Ranger), 4th Student Battalion Class of 64) , Ranger Batts served with MACV and 101st Airborne Div. After Vietnam Ranger Batts served as a Ranger Instructor from 1972 until his retirement in 1978. In 1994 Ranger Batts was inducted into the Ranger Hall Of Fame.
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