PV1 Robert Arthur Bridges from NC, served with B_Co of 5_Bn_Rangers_WWII -
Robert A. Bridges left the farm in 1940 and became one of the millions of soldiers who made up the Greatest Generation. He served more than a year with the 5th Ranger Bn, was injured in combat three times, and served his country for more than 21 years.
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.
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.
CPL Ryan Casey McGhee from Virginia, served with D_Co of -
Cpl. Ryan C. McGhee, 21, was an automatic rifleman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was killed by small arms fire while conducting combat operations in Central Iraq in 2009.
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.
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.
COL William O. Darby from Arkansas, served with HHC of 1_Bn_Rangers_WWII -
William O. Darby (8 February 1911 - 30 April 1945) was the commanding officer of the famous Darby's Rangers in the United States Army during World War II. His legendary strength of character is a guidon to all Rangers, leading us from out front.
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