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 Joshua Wheeler

MSG Joshua L. Wheeler from Oklahoma, served with B_Co of 2_75_Ranger_Bn -

 

Wheeler died from enemy gunfire while in combat near Hawijah,
Iraq. When Kurdish commandos went on a helicopter raid to rescue about 70 hostages who were about to be executed by Islamic State militants, the plan called for the Americans who accompanied them to offer support, not join in the action, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said on Friday. But then the Kurdish attack on the prison where the hostages were held stalled, and Sergeant Wheeler responded.


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.


SSG Daniel Busch

SSG Daniel Busch from Wisconsin, served with B_Co of 3_75_Ranger_Bn -

 

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Daniel Busch, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against hostile enemy forces while serving with the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta, Task Force RANGER, Special Operations Command, during combat operations in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 3 and 4 October 1993.


 

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 Richard Herrema

SFC Richard Herrema from Michigan, served with of -

 

Sgt. 1st Class Richard Herrema, aged 27, of Hudsonville, MI, was taken home to be with his Lord after he was killed in combat during operations, April 25, 2006 in Iraq against known enemies of the United States of America.


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.


SPC Lance Lobenthal

SPC Lance Richard Lobenthal from Ohio, served with B_Co of 3_75_Ranger_Bn -

 

Ranger Lobenthal served in B Co. 3/75 Rangers and was part of the Ranger force that jumped into Panama during Operation Just Cause, DEC 1989. He is sorely missed by his fellow Ranger and his family.


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."


MSG William Chief Carlson

MSG William "Chief" Carlson from North Carolina, served with 2_75_Ranger_Bn -

 

"Chief" Carlson was at the wheel when his unit came under enemy fire, Donald said. Donald was in the passenger seat, and there were two soldiers in the back.
When a rocket-propelled grenade struck the vehicle, Carlson turned it so that his comrades could escape, putting himself in the line of automatic-weapons fire that took his life, Donald said.


SFC Kristoffer Domeij

SFC Kristoffer B. Domeij from California, served with HHC of 2_75_Ranger_Bn -

 

Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer B. Domeij, a 29-year-old special operations soldier from San Diego, was killed in Afghanistan on his 14th combat deployment - a remarkable and perhaps unprecedented tally among Army Rangers killed in action.


 

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 Obediah Kolath

SFC Obediah J. Kolath from Missouri, served with USASOC  -

 

SFC Obediah J. Kolath died Aug. 28 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, from wounds sustained Aug. 25 in Husaybah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position there, resulting in the deaths of three other USASOC soldiers as well.


 

CPL Patrick Tillman

CPL Patrick D. Tillman from Arizona, served with of 2_75_Ranger_Bn -

CPL Pat Tillman was killed April 22 when his patrol vehicle came under attack near Spera, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.


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.


SSG Gary Dunklin

SSG Gary Wayne Dunklin from Texas, served with HHC of 3_75_Ranger_Bn -

 

Operation Restore Hope Veteran.
Gary was a Sergeant in the US Army, Headquarters Unit, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning and served in the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg.
He spent 7 years 2 months of active duty and served in Somalia in 1993.


SSG Kevin Pape

SSG Kevin Matthew Pape from Indiana, served with of 1_75_Ranger_Bn -

Pape was a squad leader assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. He was on his sixth deployment in support of the Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom with three previous deployments to Iraq and two to Afghanistan.


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 Trevor Diesing

SFC Trevor J. Diesing from Wisconsin, served with of -

 

Army Sgt. 1st Class Trevor J. Diesing
Died August 25, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
30, of Plum City, Wis.; assigned the Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., killed August 25 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position in Husaybah, Iraq.


SGT Steven Ganczewski

SGT Steven C. Ganczewski from New York, served with of 3_75_Ranger_Bn -

In his four years serving in the military, Ganczewski performed five tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, his mother, Maria Ganczewski said. Each tour lasted about three months and he usually had just six months in between to spend with his family, she said. This tour was to be his last before he planned to return home to train new Army Rangers.


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