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Vardman born a leader

Charlie Vardman graduated from Rochelle Township High School in May 2007 and reported for duty to the United States Army five months later.  He became an Army Ranger and for the next seven years was a ranger supervisor for the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment based at Ft. Benning, Georgia. The 75th Ranger Regiment is [...]

December 13th, 2019 | Posted in Army | Read More »

Former Ranger, ‘Black Hawk Down’ survivor dies at 64

McMahon retired in 2002, worked as a defense contractor and was a special operations instructor at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, since 2013. Article source: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/11/17/former-ranger-black-hawk-down-survivor-dies-at-64/

December 9th, 2019 | Posted in Army | Read More »

Rangers and spouses enjoy Chaplain led date night

1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Timothy Sikora, Commander, Regimental Military Intelligence Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and his wife Kristi pose for a photo at the RMIB’s date night Oct. 24, 2019. (Photo Credit: SPC Jonathan Bryson) VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chaplain Mark [...]

December 5th, 2019 | Posted in Army | Read More »

Army Ranger hit with shrapnel that felt like ‘bad bee sting’

Bill Manderfeld of Tualatin earned his Purple Heart after serving in Vietnam. After graduating from Central Catholic High School and attending the University of Portland, Bill Manderfeld lost his student deferment because he dropped out of college his last semester to earn some money. Before he knew it, he was on a plane to Vietnam. [...]

December 1st, 2019 | Posted in Army | Read More »

Army Ranger finally finds work-life balance at The Home Depot

Editor’s Note: The following story highlights a veteran at The Home Depot committed to including talented members of the military community in its workplace. The Home Depot is a client of Hirepurpose, a Task Purpose sister company. Learn More. In 2009, Kristopher Green was an Army Ranger. If you asked him on the day of [...]

November 27th, 2019 | Posted in Army | Read More »

Generations at War: Army special-ops Ranger was part of Jessica Lynch rescue, first POW rescue since World War II

Recommended September 11 ushered in two new wars for the current generation: The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Men and women enlisting found themselves overseas, fighting terrorists. We sat down with an Army Ranger who played a role in the first-ever POW rescue since World War II. It’s the final piece of our week-long series [...]

November 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Army | Read More »

Bills Would Award Congressional Gold Medal to Army Rangers of WWII

For one veteran who fought through the crossfires of German heavy machine guns in the D-Day landings, receiving a Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of his service and that of his World War II comrades would be “quite meaningful.” Bills have been introduced in the House and Senate to award the Army Rangers of World [...]

November 19th, 2019 | Posted in Army | Read More »

Veteran follows father’s path as Army Ranger, serves in Cold War field artillery

During World War II, Terry Toler’s father deployed overseas as a combat engineer but was later recruited to become a member of an elite special operations force known as the Army Rangers. Decades later, the younger Toler would unexpectedly continue the proud military tradition begun by his father when he was selected to attend Ranger [...]

November 15th, 2019 | Posted in Army | Read More »

Tim Tebow got crushed by two Army Rangers in a military obstacle course

Tim Tebow attempted a military obstacle course with two Army Best Ranger Competition winners. Tebow, a great athlete, was crushed by both men. Tebow first lost a race to scale four walls. He then made it just one-third of the way through a grueling monkey-bars-style challenge that involved ropes and nets. Watch the video below [...]

November 11th, 2019 | Posted in Army | Read More »

Baldwin cosponsors bill to award WWII Army Ranger Veterans with Congressional Gold Medals

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WMTV)– U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced her support for bipartisan legislation to to award the U.S. Army Ranger Veterans of World War II with the Congressional Gold Medal. “The brave veterans who served as Army Rangers during World War II have earned this long-overdue recognition,” said Baldwin. “I’m proud to join this bipartisan [...]

November 7th, 2019 | Posted in Army | Read More »

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