SGT Tanner Stone Higgins from Texas, served with D_Co 1_75_Ranger_Bn -
“In the final hours of his life, Sergeant Higgins helped his strike force accomplish its mission against a determined enemy in Afghanistan,” said Col. Mark W. Odom, Commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment. “Without reservation or hesitation, he carried the hopes of our nation—as he had done so many times before.”
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.
SGT Joel David Clarkson from Alaska, served with A_Co 2_75_Ranger_Bn -
Army Ranger Sgt. Joel David Clarkson, 23, passed from us on March 16, 2010, in Landstuhl, Germany, as a result of wounds sustained during combat operations in Farah Province of Afghanistan. At the time of death, he was stationed with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Lewis, Wash. He had completed three tours of duty in Iraq and was in the process of completing his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.
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.
MSG Michael McNulty from North Carolina, served with -
MSG Michael McNulty was killed in action in Qaim, Iraq on June 17th 2005. McNulty enlisted in the Army after graduating from high school in Elgin, Ill., in 1986. After a brief separation of service he re-enlisted in 1994 and served with the 327th Infantry Regiment at Fort Campbell, Ky., and later in Hawaii as a rifle squad leader, instructor and reconnaissance squad leader. He successfully joined Delta in 2000. Later earning a spot on a recce/sniper troop.
SFC David L. McDowell from Califronia, served with 2_75_Ranger_Bn -
An Army Ranger Sergeant First Class, he was killed April 29 in a firefight with Taliban forces in Bastion in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province, southwest of Kabul. McDowell, 30, was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Ft. Lewis, Wash. He was serving his seventh deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan.
SFC Terry Lee Gilden from Arizona, served with 2_75_Ranger_Bn -
SFC Terry Lee Gilden (formerly of the 2nd Ranger Battalion) was killed on 18 April 1983, at the U.S. Embassy, Beirut, Lebanon during a terrorist truck bombing attack on the embassy. Terry was assigned to A Squadron, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Terry was supporting the American Ambassador's protective detail at the time of his death. The bombing was the work of an Iranian Shiite Hezbollah group. The suicide bomber drove a pickup truck containing gas-enhanced explosive into the embassy. The blast killed 17 Americans, which included a Marine Corps guard, three soldiers, seven Central Intelligence Agency personnel, and 46 foreign nationals. Terry was the first Delta operator to be killed by enemy forces since the unit's creation.
SFC Aaron A. Grider from Illinois, served with A_Co 1_75_Ranger_Bn -
Sgt. 1st Class Ronald A. "Aaron" Grider died Saturday on his 30th birthday after being hit by machine gun fire during combat in the Kunduz province of Afghanistan, officials with the U.S. Department of Defense said.
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.
SGM Tyson Caley Nick from Texas, served with A_Co 1_75_Ranger_Bn -
In December, 2012, while working as a civilian in support of OEF, he was Killed in Action while repelling an enemy attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He fell while attempting to save a downed soldier.
SSG Gilbert Horn Sr. from Montana, served with -
In 1943, Horn volunteered for assignment with “Merrill’s Marauders,” a deep penetration unit under the command of Maj. Gen. Frank Merrill. During five months of field operations in Burma and western China, Merrill’s Marauders completed an 800-mile trek across the Himalaya Mountains on a mission to cut Japanese communications and supply lines ahead of a planned joint U.S./China attack.
SGT Bradley Crose from Florida, served with 1_75_Ranger_Bn -
At approximately 0610 hours, Razor 01, under the command of Captain Nate Self, reached the landing zone. The aircraft immediately began taking fire, and the right door minigunner, Sergeant Phillip Svitak, was killed by small arms fire. An RPG then hit the helicopter, destroying the right engine and forcing it to crash land. As the Rangers and special tactics team exited the aircraft, Private First Class Matt Commons, posthumously promoted to Corporal, Sergeant Brad Crose, and Specialist Marc Anderson were killed. The surviving crew and quick-reaction force took cover in a hillock and a fierce firefight began.