Special Sub-Topic: U. S. Army Rangers #1
|What famous Army Ranger was the character Benjamin Martin (The Patriot) modeled after?|
Francis Marion. Francis Marion would often attack at night and then flee to the swamps. Because of this, Colonel Banastre Tarleton gave him the name the "Swamp Fox."
|Who is considered to be the father of the Army Rangers?|
Robert Rogers. Rogers created the unit Roger's Rangers in 1755. Rogers offered his services to General George Washington but was refused because he was believed to be a British spy. The then commanded the Queen's Rangers.
|Who were the Delta operators that received the Medal of Honor for their actions in Somalia?|
Gordon and Shugart. SFC Randy Shughart and SFC Gary Gordon were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the first given since Vietnam.
|What was the Panamanian special forces called that the Rangers attacked and destroyed during Operation Just Cause?|
Mountain Troops. The Ranger's mission was to secure Torrijos-Tocumen International Airport, Rio Halto Military Airfield, and Noriega's fortified beach house.
|How many Ranger died during Operation "Just Cause"?|
5. There were 42 Rangers wounded during Operation Just Cause and 5 killed in action. However, the Rangers did capture more than 1000 POWs.
|When did Operation "Urgent Fury" occur?|
October 1983. The Rangers were initially supposed to land and secure Port Salinas airfield but could not because there was obstructions on the airfield. This forced the Rangers to do a low-level combat jump.
|Where did Operation "Urgent Fury" take place?|
Grenada. The Rangers were supposed to secure the airfield at Port Salinas and then move on to rescue American Students at the True Blue Medical campus and then capture members of the Cuban Army.
|What Ranger BNs where involved in Operation "Urgent Fury"?|
1st and 2nd. 1st BN jumped in first and was followed by 2nd BN. 1st BN secured the Medical campus and 2nd BN assaulted the barracks at Calivigny.
|Where was 1st Ranger Battalion organized and activated?|
Northern Ireland. 1st BN was activated on June 19, 1942. It was comprised mostly of soldiers from the 1st Armored Division and 34th Infantry Division. These soldiers were hand picked by Darby and his officers.
|What two people brought about the Ranger Motto "Rangers Lead the Way!"?|
Cota and Schneider. LTC Max Schneider was the commander of the 5th Ranger Battalion. Gen Cota gave "Rangers Lead the Way" as an order to LTC Schneider at Omaha Beach.
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