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 Jeremy Bird

SPC Jeremy B. Bird from Wisconsin, served with HHC of 1_75_Ranger_Bn -

19 year old Ranger Specialist Jeremy Bird was one of the 12 SPECOPS Warriors that did not survive an aviation crash during training.
May we remind each other that these men who died doing what they loved best will not fade away. We will remember and we will pray for them forever.


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.


CSM Robert Gallagher

CSM Robert Gallagher from New Jersey, served with of 3_75_Ranger_Bn -

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert “Bob” Gallagher — who parachuted into Panama during Operation Just Cause, served as a platoon sergeant with Task Force Ranger in the Mogadishu, Somalia, battle made famous by “Black Hawk Down,” and fought on despite being wounded as Task Force 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry, made its way to Baghdad in 2003 — was 52 years old.


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.


SGT Michael O’Neill

SGT Michael C. O’Neill from Ohio, served with of 3_75_Ranger_Bn -

As a Ranger, Sgt. Michael O’Neill distinguished himself as a member of the Army’s premier light infantry unit, traveled to all corners of the world in support of the Global War on Terrorism.


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.


SPC Bradley Rappuhn

SPC Bradley D. Rappuhn from Mighigan, served with of 3_75_Ranger_Bn -

Col. Michael Kurilla, commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment, said Rappuhn was fighting in one of the most heavily defended areas in Afghanistan and that he helped in the destruction of a complex bunker system that included heavy machine guns and mortar systems and resulted in the deaths of seven Taliban fighters.


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.


SGT Roberto Sanchez

SGT Roberto Daniel Sanchez from Florida, served with B_Co of 1_75_Ranger_Bn -

Sgt. Roberto Daniel Sanchez, 24, was a team leader assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. Sanchez was killed during a combat operation in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan Oct.1, 2009.


1SG Harvey Moore

1SG Harvey L. Moore Jr. from Georgia, served with C_Co of 1_75_Ranger_Bn -

First Sergeant Harvey L. Moore, Jr. was inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame for his dedication to duty and contributions to the U.S. Army as a Ranger qualified leader. 1SG Moore was one of the 12 Special Operations troops killed when their helicopter crashed into Great Salt Lake in OCT 1992.


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.


 

CSM Jan Schalavin

CSM Jan Schalavin from Hungary, served with C_Co of 2_75_Ranger_Bn -

 

Ranger Schalavin served a tour in Korea, two tours in Germany and three tours in Vietnam. - Jan was an Army Ranger. He served as an instructor in the Ranger School, as well as being the first ever First Sergeant for Company C, 2nd Ranger Battalion. He was graduate of the Sergeants Major Academy, class #4 in 1978. He served a Sergeant Major of the the ROTC Program at Southwest Missouri State College, Command Sergeant Major of the 1st Ranger Battalion from May 1979 thru April 1982; and Command Sergeant Major of the 173rd light Infantry Brigade(sep) from April 1982 thru January 1985.


SGT Alessandro Plutino

SGT Alessandro Leonard Plutino from New Jersey, served with of 1_75_Ranger_Bn -

Killed in action in Afghanistan Monday .
Alessandro "Sandrino" Plutino, 28, was in the final weeks of his sixth tour of duty as a U.S. Army Ranger when he was killed by enemy gunfire in Afghanistan while leading his fellow Rangers in an assault.


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.


CPL Matthew Commons

CPL Matthew Allen Commons from Nevada, served with A_Co 1_75_Ranger_Bn -

CPL Matthew A. Commons, from Boulder City, Nevada, served with the 1/75 Ranger Battalion, A Company from April 4, 2001 until his death on March 4, 2002.


CPT Kyle Comfort

CPT Kyle Aaron Comfort from Alabama, served with D_Co of 3_75_Ranger_Bn -

 

Capt. Kyle Aaron Comfort, 27, was a Fire Support Officer assigned to Company D, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga.. He was born on Oct. 17, 1982 in Alabama. He was killed in action on May 8, 2010 during a combat operation in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


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.


SGT Jonathan Peney

SGT Jonathan K. Peney from Florida, served with D_Co 1_75_Ranger_Bn -

Col. Michael E. Kurilla, commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment said, "Spc. Peney was the epitome of our Ranger medics -- warrior first, expert in advanced medical treatment, and selflessly dedicated to the care of others... He is a hero to our nation, the 75th Ranger Regiment and his family."


SGT Dominick Pilla

SGT Dominick M Pilla from New Jersey, served with of 3_75_Ranger_Bn -

Dominick Pilla was with a convoy taking an injured soldier from the October 3 firefight to be treated. He was killed when the U.S. Humvees were ambushed. SGT Pilla was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal for valor.


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