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Ranger Honor Roll

23 May 2006

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The Ranger Creed was written by Command Sergeant Major Gentry in 1974. Today it is recited by Rangers during change of command ceremonies,regimental and battalion level physical training,upon graduation from Ranger school,and daily by young Rangers in the regiment.


ecognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession. I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor and high “esprit de corps” of my Ranger Regiment.


cknowledging the fact that a Ranger is a more elite soldier who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air. I accept the fact that as a Ranger my country expects me to move further, faster and fight harder than any other soldier.


ever shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be. One hundred percent and then some


allantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well trained soldier. My courtesy to superior officers, neatness of dress and care of equipment shall set the example for others to follow.


nergetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country.


eadily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission, though I be the lone survivor.

Here’s a list of those Rangers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while conducting operations during the GWOT.

Bradley Crose3/4/02Killed In Action AfghanistanA/1/75
Matthew Commons3/4/02Killed In Action AfghanistanA/1/75
Marc A. Anderson3/4/02Killed In Action AfghanistanA/1/75
Jay A. Blessing11/14/03Killed In Action AfganistanH/2/75 RGR
Patrick D. Tillman4/22/04Killed In Action AfganistanA/2/75 RGR
John Edmunds10/19/01Killed In Action PakistanB/3/75 RGR
Kristofor Stonesifer10/19/01Killed In Action PakistanB/3/75 RGR
Nino D. Livaudais4/3/03Killed In Action IraqA/3/75 RGR
Ryan P. Long4/3/03Killed In Action IraqA/3/75 RGR
Russell B. Rippetoe4/3/03Killed In Action IraqA/3/75 RGR
Andrew F. Chris6/26/03Killed In Action IraqB/3/75 RGR
Timothy M. Conneway6/26/03Killed In Action IraqB/3/75 RGR
Aaron Weaver1/8/04Killed In Action IraqB/3/75 RGR