Rangers to receive awards for role in Afghanistan | Events
FORT BENNING, Ga. – Rangers from 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment will be recognized for their combat actions in a valorous awards ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., 1 p.m. May 21.
Among the awards scheduled to be presented are a posthumous Silver Star, three Bronze Star Medals for Valor, a Joint Service Commendation Medal for Valor, an Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and four Purple Hearts.
The ceremony will be held at Marshall Auditorium in McGinnis-Wickman Hall.
The Rangers returned earlier this year to Fort Benning, marking the 17th deployment of the battalion to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The 75th Ranger Regiment is the Army’s premier direct action raid force. It is capable of planning, executing and commanding and controlling large and complex joint special operations throughout the range of combat missions. These operations include special reconnaissance, direct action raids, offensive infantry operations, forcible entry operations, and partnering with host nation forces. The Regiment is also trained, resourced and equipped to provide an agile, responsive infantry force that can respond to emergency contingency plans in uncertain and sensitive environments.
The 75th Ranger Regiment has been continuously deployed in the War on Terror since October 2001.