MAJ Tom Greer

MAJ Tom Greer from Georgia, served with B_Co 1_75_Ranger_Bn -

An incredible husband, loving dad, and American warrior has fought his final battle on this earth. His family wishes to thank all of you who sent thousands of messages and prayers. Gone at 52 from cancer.


SSG Gilbert Horn

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.


SSG Michael Ollis

SSG Michael Ollis from New York, served with -

 

One Army commander called Ollis a "Great American" and Rep. Michael Grimm said the New Dorp man displayed the "ultimate act of heroism."

Ollis, 24, died in Afghanistan Aug. 28 protecting a Polish soldier from a suicide bomber during an attack on their base that according to Army Times, included "grenades, rockets and a 3,000-pound bomb."


1SG Bill Siercks

1SG Bill J. Siercks from Missouri, served with -

He rose rapidly to be a 1SG in 4-10 MTN, where he was carrying out the Abrams Charter of leading American Soldiers. He was weeks from going home when his FOB (Shank) came under attack and Bill was hit leading his Soldiers.
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!


SGT Tanner Higgins

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.


SPC Tony Barela

SPC Tony Barela from California, served with B_Co 1_75_Ranger_Bn -

 

Before pursuing his passion for music, Tony Barela served in the U.S. Army Rangers’ 1st Battalion, 75th Infantry for three years beginning at the age of 20, his brother said. A graduate of La Quinta High School in Westminster, Barela took some classes at Santiago Canyon College and dedicated nearly 20 years working for Santa Ana as a maintenance worker, often trimming trees and beautifying the city.


SFC David Swires

SFC David Lee Swires from Kansas, served with G_Co_1_75_Vietnam -

He served during the Vietnam Conflict until his honorable discharge on March 2, 1970. David was most proud of his service to his country. He was a member of an elite group of Airborne Rangers known as LRRP. He received numerous ribbons, citations and medals for his service including the Purple Heart.


SGT Joel Clarkson

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.


SFC Timothy Griz Martin

SFC Timothy Griz L. Martin from Indiana, served with
HHC 2_75_Ranger_Bn -

 

Sergeant First Class Martin was mortally wounded as part of a convoy that became lost and was taken under fire. His gallantry in action was in keeping with the finest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army.
Sergeant Martin is buried at Arlington National Cemetery next to Sergeant James Casey Joyce, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia, who was killed at the same location and on the same date.


COL John Keneally

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


MSG Michael McNulty

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 Matthew Rierson

SFC Matthew Loren Rierson from Iowa, served with B_Co 2_75_Ranger_Bn -

 

Matt Rierson survived the two-day Battle of Mogadishu on October 3-4, 1993. He returned to the battle scene in a frantic attempt to rescue fallen friends or recover their bodies. He followed the Ranger Creed: "Never shall I fail my comrades."
A few days after the big battle, on Oct. 6, Matt Rierson was killed by a stray mortar shell that landed near him as he chatted with other soldiers near the airport hangar.


SFC Earl Fillmore

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.


SFC Terry Gilden

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 Randall Shugart

SFC Randall David Shugart from Nebraska, served with Delta.
Equipped with only his sniper rifle and a pistol, Sergeant First Class Shughart and his team leader, while under intense small arms fire from the enemy, fought their way through a dense maze of shanties and shacks to reach the critically injured crew members. Sergeant First Class Shughart pulled the pilot and the other crew members from the aircraft, establishing a perimeter which placed him and his fellow sniper in the most vulnerable position. 


Sergeant First Class Shughart used his long range rifle and side arm to kill an undetermined number of attackers while traveling the perimeter, protecting the downed crew. Sergeant First Class Shughart continued his protective fire until he depleted his ammunition and was fatally wounded. His actions saved the pilot's life. Sergeant First Class Shughart's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest standards of military service and reflect great credit upon him, his unit and the United States Army.


MSG Aubrey Batts

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.


SGM Tyson Nick

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.


MSG Gary Gordon

MSG Gary I. Gordon from Maine, served with Delta.

Master Sergeant Gordon continued to travel the perimeter, protecting the downed crew. After his team member was fatally wounded and his own rifle ammunition exhausted, Master Sergeant Gordon returned to the wreckage, recovering a rifle with the last five rounds of ammunition and gave it to the pilot with the words, "good luck."
Then, armed only with his pistol, Master Sergeant Gordon continued to fight until he was fatally wounded. His actions saved the pilot's life. Master Sergeant Gordon's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest standards of military service and reflect great credit upon him, his unit and the United States Army.


SFC David McDowell

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.


SGT Bradley Crose

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.


SPC Ricardo Cerros

SPC Ricardo Cerros Jr. from California, served with B_Co 2_75_Ranger_Bn -

 

His battalion commander, Lt. Col. David Hodne, says “Cerros was incredibly talented and a well-respected member of this battalion.” He was mortally wounded by small arms fire when his unit attacked insurgents barricaded in a compound in Afghanistan's Logar province.


SFC Aaron Grider

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.


SGT Kelly Prince

SGT Kelly Prince from , served with B_Co 1_75_Ranger_Bn -

 

Kelly graduated from Bismarck School in 1979 and went on to join the U.S. Army where he became part of the 1/75th Ranger Battalion stationed at Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah, Georgia.
Ranger Kelly jumped into Granada with the 1/75 during Operation Urgent Fury in OCT 1983, for which he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.


SPC Robert Law

SPC Robert D. Law from Texas, served with I_Co_1_75_Vietnam -

 

Although his team was hindered by a low supply of ammunition and suffered from an unidentified irritating gas in the air, Sp4 Law's spirited defense and challenging counterassault rallied his fellow soldiers against the well-equipped hostile troops.
When an enemy grenade landed in his team's position, Sp4 Law, instead of diving into the safety of a stream behind him, threw himself on the grenade to save the lives of his comrades.


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