FEATURED RANGER: SFC (Ret.) Cory Remsburg

“I wanted to be surrounded by the best when things got difficult.” – SFC (Ret.) Cory Remsburg

FEATURED RANGER: SFC (Ret.) Scot Noss

“Scot always pushed himself physically and mentally to the limits. He knew Rangers were the elite soldiers of the military and he wouldn’t have it any other way. “

Featured Ranger: SGT (Ret.) Tom Block

“When I was afforded the opportunity to try out for the 75th Ranger Regiment by my Drill Sergeant during Basic Training, I seized the opportunity. I wanted to become a part of something special and purposeful.”

FEATURED RANGER: SGT (Ret.) Travis Dunn

“After the attacks on 11 September I wanted to be a part of a unit that consistently brought the fight directly to the enemy and held higher standards than the conventional forces.”

 

FEATURED RANGER: SGT (Ret.) Joshua Hargis

“I not only wanted to challenge myself physically and mentally, but I wanted to prove to myself that I belonged among the most elite soldiers in the world.”

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Jimmy’s Run & Gold Star Memorial – SAVE THE DATE!

READ MORE ABOUT THESE HEROES BY CLICKING ON THEIR PHOTOS EVENT SCHEDULE Jimmy's Run Down Hero Highway 9:45 AM Registration and T-Shirt Collection on Pier 45 (Christopher Street & West Side Highway) 10:30 AM Introductory Remarks; God Bless America 10:45 AM Run/Walk...

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2019 Heroes Golf Classic

What an incredible day and night on behalf of our Ranger families at our Heroes Golf Classic yesterday! Thank you to ALL of the great Patriots who attended and showed their love and support of LTWF and Jimmy Regan!! The list is really endless but a very special thank...

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2019 Shootout for Soldiers Long Island

It was a fun and inspiring 26 hours at Shootout for Soldiers Long Island! So great to see so many kids (and adults!) playing lacrosse with one goal in mind... supporting our Nation’s heroes!! Way to go LI for banging it out of the park and thanks for the...

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Ranger Rendezvous 2019 Recap

It was a terrific week at 2019 Ranger Rendezvous filled with a Gold Star Luncheon, an FRG Senior Leader Training Luncheon, Live Tactical Exercises, parachute jump and a beautiful Change of Command ceremony. Congratulations to COL Todd Brown and his lovely...

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War Is Hell. 
Peace Can Be Hell Too.

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, Inc., A 501c3 Non-Profit, Is An Active Duty, Casualty Assistance, Recovery, Transition And Veterans Organization That Provides Financial Support, Beyond What The Government And Veterans Affairs Can Offer, To U.S. Army Rangers And The Families Of Those Who Have Died, Have Been Disabled Or Who Are Currently Serving In Harm’s Way Around The World.

It’s Up To Us To Lead Them Back. Support Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund To Help Ease These Costly Burdens And Vital Living Expenses.

Our Son Jimmy Regan Would Be The First To Give, And He Was.

In Honor Of Sgt. James J. Regan
(Killed In Action, Iraq / February 9, 2007)

James P. Regan 
Chairman & CEO

Mary Regan 
Board Member

Through our Ranger Assistance Programs we address and support the ongoing needs of the Rangers and families beyond what the government can offer. We work directly with the U.S. Special Operations Care Coalition to assist U.S. Army Rangers.

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October 2019

Army Ten Miler 2019

October 13, @ 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Pentagon Arlington, VA United States + Google Map

We are pleased to announce that, through the Army Ten-Miler Military Community Partner Program, we have secured charity racing slots again at the Army Ten-Miler on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the Pentagon, Arlington, VA.

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November 2019

2019 TCS NYC Marathon

November 3, @ 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund is excited to announce that, through the generosity of the New York Road Runners, we have secured charity slots again for the 2019 TCS NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 3rd.

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Jimmy’s Run & Gold Star Memorial 2019- REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

November 17, @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm

Jimmy's Run & Gold Star Memorial Sunday, November 17, 2019 - New York City  Honoring our Fallen 2019 Portrait Honorees SGT Joshua Rodgers 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment KIA:  April 27, 2017   SGT Cameron Thomas 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment KIA: April 27, 2017 Master SGT Christopher Raguso MSgt Combat Search Rescue Special Missions Aviator 101st Jolly Green Helicopter Rescue Squadron, USAF Lt. FDNY E302 Lt. Commack FD Station 4 KIA: March 15, 2018 EVENT SCHEDULE Jimmy's Run Down…

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Our Fallen Heroes

SFC Ethan Carpenter

Sgt. First Class Ethan Carpenter, a reconnaissance specialist assigned to the Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, died during routine military free-fall training at a facility in Arizona, March 15, 2019. A native of Trumansburg, New...

SGT Cameron Meddock

U.S. Army Ranger Dies of Wounds FORT BRAGG, N.C. – An Army Ranger died on January 17th, from wounds received during combat operations January 12 in Badghis Province, Afghanistan while serving with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment based at...

SGT Leandro Jasso

Sgt. Leandro Jasso, 25, was born June 19, 1993 in Washington and was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. He was killed November 24, in Nimroz province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat...

1LT Connor Bednarzyk

FORT BENNING, GA -- A U.S. Army Ranger assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, GA, was killed in a single tactical vehicle accident on 07 September 2018. 1LT Connor Bednarzyk, 25, was an Infantry Officer assigned as the Platoon Leader of the...

SFC Christopher Celiz

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher A. Celiz, 32, was killed on July 12, 2018 while conducting combat operations in Paktiya province, Afghanistan. Celiz was wounded by enemy small arms fire; he was treated immediately and medically evacuated to the...

SPC Devin James Kuhn

Spc. Devin James Kuhn of Philadelphia, Penn., died January 31, 2018 after sustaining wounds while conducting training at Camp Rilea, Oregon. Kuhn was born Jan. 28, 1994, and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School...

SPC Etienne Jules Murphy

SPC Etienne Jules MurphyDied May 26, 2017Operation Inherent Resolve SPC Etienne J. Murphy, 22, died as a result of a non-tactical vehicle roll over in the vicinity of northern Syria. SPC Murphy was an Infantryman assigned to Bravo Company, 1st...

SGT Joshua P. Rodgers

Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, was killed while conducting combat operations in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. Sgt. Rodgers was a Ranger Team Leader assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was on his...

SGT Cameron H. Thomas

Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, was killed while conducting combat operations in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. Sgt. Thomas was a Sniper assigned to Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was on his third...

PFC Christopher P. Dona

Pfc. Christopher P. Dona, 21, died during an airborne proficiency jump at Taylors Creek Drop Zone, Fort Stewart, Ga., June 13, 2013. Dona was found on the drop zone unconscious and without a pulse. Ranger medics and Fort Stewart emergency...

SSG Christopher Roulund

Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Roulund, 27, a reconnaissance specialist assigned to the Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, was participating in routine military free-fall training at the Parachute Testing and Training...

SSG Avonye John Cavon Chisolm

SSG Avonye John Cavon Chisolm  Staff Sgt. Avonye John Cavon Chisolm, 26, died as a result of injuries sustained during an airborne proficiency jump on August 24, 2016 at Galahad Drop Zone, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Chisolm sustained serious...

CPL Andrew A. Aimesbury

Cpl. Andrew A. Aimesbury, 21, died of wounds received while conducting a squad live fire exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia December 9, 2015.Aimesbury, was seriously wounded during the exercise and medevaced to the nearest treatment facility where he died...

MSG Joshua L. Wheeler

Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler, 39, assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was killed in action Oct. 22, while deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Wheeler died from enemy...

SGT Patrick Christopher Hawkins

Sgt. Patrick Christopher Hawkins, 25, was killed by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Sgt. Hawkins was a Team Leader assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion,...

SPC Cody J. Patterson

Spc. Cody James Patterson, 24, was killed by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Spc. Patterson was a rifleman assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th...

SGT Thomas R. MacPherson

Sgt. Thomas R. MacPherson, 26, was killed by enemy forces during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. He was leading an assault against an enemy position when he was mortally wounded by small...

SGT Tanner Stone Higgins

Sgt. Tanner Stone Higgins, 23, was killed by enemy forces during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Logar Province, Afghanistan. He was leading an assault against an enemy compound when he was mortally wounded by small arms...

SPC Ricardo Cerros Jr.

Spc. Ricardo Cerros Jr., 24, was killed by enemy forces during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Logar Province, Afghanistan. He was mortally wounded as he fought against enemy insurgents barricaded in a compound. Cerros...

SFC Kristoffer Bryan Domeij

Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer B. Domeij, 29, was killed during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan when the assault force triggered an improvised explosive device. Domeij was a Ranger Joint Terminal Attack Controller assigned to...

PFC Christopher Alexander Horns

Pvt. 1st Class Christopher Alexander Horns, 20, was killed during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan when the assault force triggered an improvised explosive device. Horns was a Ranger automatic rifleman assigned to Co. C, 2nd...

SGT Tyler Nicholas Holtz

Sgt. Tyler Nicholas Holtz, 22, was killed by enemy forces during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. He was leading an assault against an enemy position when he was mortally wounded by small...

SGT Alessandro Leonard Plutino

Sgt. Alessandro Leonard Plutino, 28, was killed by enemy forces during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Paktiya Province, Afghanistan.Plutino was a Team Leader assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at...

SSG Jeremy A. Katzenberger

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Andrew Katzenberger, 26, was killed by enemy forces during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Katzenberger was a squad leader assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion,...

SSG Kevin Matthew Pape

Pape was born Feb. 5, 1980 in Fort Wayne, Ind. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in September 2005 from his hometown of Fort Wayne, Ind. He completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Ga., as an infantryman. After graduating from the Basic Airborne...

CPL William M. Amundson

  Cpl. William M. Amundson, 21, was a mortarman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born June 4, 1983 in Texas. He was killed Oct. 18, 2004, during a ground assault force infiltration in eastern...

SFC Lance Herman Vogeler

Sgt. 1st Class Lance Herman Vogeler, 29, was killed by enemy indirect fire during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Vogeler was a mortars section leader assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger...

SPC Christopher Shane Wright

Spc. Christopher Shane Wright, 23, was a squad automatic weapon gunner assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. He was born on Jan. 31, 1987, and was a native of Tollesboro, Ky. He was seriously...

PFC Nathan E. Stahl

Pfc. Nathan E. Stahl, 20, was an infantryman assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Lewis, Wash. He was killed in action while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom on Sept. 21, 2004, during a combat patrol in central Iraq after...

CPL Timothy M. Shea

Cpl. Timothy M. Shea, 22, was an infantryman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was killed in action on Aug. 25, 2005, while conducting combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom after an...

SGT William P. Rudd

Sgt. William P. Rudd was killed in action on Oct. 5, 2008, when he was hit by enemy fire during combat operations in northern Iraq while serving with Company B, 3 rd Battalion, 75 th Ranger Regiment based at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born Nov....

CPT Russell Brian Rippetoe

Captain Russell B. Rippetoe was born July 21, 1975. A native of Colorado he was commissioned into the Army as a Field Artillery officer on August 9, 1999. He died in combat after a civilian vehicle exploded at a Coalition checkpoint 18 km...

SGT James J. Regan

Sgt. James John Regan, was born June 27, 1980, in Rockville Centre, N.Y. He was killed by known enemies of the United States when his when his vehicle was struck by an IED in northern Iraq, Feb. 9, 2007. He was assigned to Company C, 3rd...

SSG James R. Patton

Staff Sgt. James R. Patton, 23, was a squad leader assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born on April 23, 1986 in Fort Bragg, N.C. Patton died April 18, 2010 while conducting a combat operation...

CPL Ryan C. McGhee

Cpl. Ryan C. McGhee, 21, was an automatic rifleman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born on Nov. 4, 1987 in Pennsylvania. He was killed by small arms fire while conducting combat operations in Central...

SPC Ryan P. Long

Specialist Ryan P. Long was born April 19, 1981 in the District of Columbia. He volunteered for and entered the Army in September 1999. He completed basic training and advanced individual training in the military operational specialty of...

SSG Nino D. Livaudais

Staff Sergeant Nino D. Livaudais was born April 30, 1979 in Olongapo, Phillippines. He later moved to his hometown, Syracuse, Utah. He volunteered in the Delayed Entry Program and entered the Army in February 1998. He completed basic training...

CPL Jason M. Kessler

Cpl. Jason M. Kessler, 29, was an automatic rifleman assigned to 2 nd Battalion, 75 th Ranger Regiment at Fort Lewis, Wash. He was born on Oct. 21, 1977, in Long Beach, Calif. He was killed on July 30, 2007, while engaged in combat operations...

PFC Dillon M. Jutras

Pfc. Dillon M. Jutras, 20, was a rifleman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was killed in action on Oct. 28, 2005, while conducting combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq’s Al Anbar...

SGT Steven C. Ganczewski

Sgt. Steven C. Ganczewski, 22, was a fire team leader assigned to 3 rd Battalion, 75 th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born on April 7, 1985. He died Nov. 16, 2007, in northern Iraq of injuries sustained in a combatrelated...

SPC Thomas F. Duncan III

Spc. Thomas F. Duncan III, age 21, was assigned to 2 nd Battalion, 75 th Ranger Regiment at Fort Lewis, Wash. He was born on April 13, 1987. He died June 9, 2008 as a result of gunshot wounds received during combat operations in Iraq. After...

CPL Benjamin C. Dillon

Cpl.Benjamin C. Dillon, 22, was a gun team leader assigned to 3 rd Battalion, 75 th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born on Sept. 9, 1985, in Rootstown, Ohio. He was killed on Oct. 7, 2007, while engaged in combat operations against...

SSG Anthony D. Davis

Staff Sgt. Anthony Dee Davis, 29, was a team leader assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield. He was born on Feb. 20, 1979, in Mainz, Germany. He was killed during a direct fire engagement by a heavily armed enemy...

SGT Timothy M. Conneway

Sgt. Timothy M. Conneway was born Feb. 22, 1981, at Fort Lewis, Wash. He volunteered for the Army on June 15, 1999. He completed basic training and advanced individual training in the military operational specialty of infantryman at Fort...

CPL Andrew F. Chris

Cpl. Andrew F. Chris was born on Sept. 25, 1977, in Huntsville, Ala. He volunteered for Army service in San Diego, Calif., on Sept. 24, 2001. Chris completed basic training and advanced individual training in the military operational specialty...

SGT Dale G. M. Brehm

Sgt. Dale G. M. Brehm, 23, was a team leader assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash. He was wounded by enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations in western Iraq on March 18, and died of those wounds on...

SSG Ricardo Barraza

Staff Sgt. Ricardo Barraza, 24, was a squad leader assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash. He died of wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations in western Iraq on March 18, 2006....

PFC Kristofor Tif Stonesifer

Kristophor Tif Stonesifer was born August 20, 1973 in Florida and volunteered for military service with the United States Army, August 7, 2000. He completed basic training and advanced individual training in the military operational specialty...

SPC Jonn Joseph Edmunds

Jonn J. Edmunds was born January 3, l981 in Colorado and volunteered for military service with the United States Army, July 20, 1999. He completed basic training and advanced individual training in the military operational specialty of...

CPL Patrick D. Tillman

Cpl. Patrick D. Tillman was born in California on Nov. 6, 1976. In the prime of a stellar football career, which included four years at Arizona State University on athletic scholarship and four years as a defensive back with the National...

PFC Kristofer D. Thomas

Pfc. Kristofer D. Thomas died Feb. 18, 2007 in southeastern Afghanistan when a MH-47E helicopter crashed while conducting operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at...

SGT Jason Anthony Santora

Sergeant Jason Anthony Santora, 25, was a team leader assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born on March 11, 1985 in Bethpage, N.Y. Sgt. Santora was seriously wounded in an engagement with an enemy force...

SGT Roberto Daniel Sanchez

Sgt. Roberto Daniel Sanchez, 24, was a team leader assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. He was born on July 19, 1985, in Ocala, Fla. Sanchez was killed during a combat operation in Kandahar Province,...

SPC Bradley David Rappuhn

Spc. Bradley David Rappuhn was an anti-armor specialist assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born on April 24, 1986, in Lansing, Mich. He was seriously wounded by an enemy improvised explosive...

SGT Jonathan Kellylee Peney

Sgt. Jonathan Kellylee Peney "Doc", 22, was a combat medic assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. He was born on July 1, 1987, in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida. Doc Peney was killed by enemy fire...

SGT Michael C. O’Neill

Sgt. Michael C. O’Neill, 22, was an infantryman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He died Nov. 21, 2004, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany from non-combat related injuries suffered Nov. 17 in...

SGT Andrew Cote Nicol

Sgt. Andrew Cote Nicol, 23, was a team leader assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born on Feb. 7, 1987 and was a native of Kensington, N.H. Nicol was seriously wounded by an enemy improvised...

SFC David L. McDowell

Sgt. 1 st Class David L. McDowell, 30, was a platoon sergeant assigned to 2 nd Battalion, 75 th Ranger Regiment at Fort Lewis, Wash.He was born in Hawaii on Oct. 17, 1977. He was wounded by enemy fire while conducting combat operationsand later...

SGT Martin Anthony Lugo

Sgt. Martin Anthony Lugo, 24, was a squad leader assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. He was born on April 22, 1986, and was a native of Tucson, Ariz. Sgt. Lugo was seriously wounded in a fire...

SGT Ronald Alan Kubik

Sgt. Ronald Alan Kubik, 21, was a rifle team leader assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga.. He was born on June 22, 1988 in Point Pleasant, N.J. Sgt. Kubik was seriously wounded in an engagement with an enemy force...

CPL Benjamin S. Kopp

Cpl. Benjamin S. Kopp, was a rifleman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born on Jan. 20, 1988, in Minneapolis, Minn. Kopp was seriously wounded during a combat operation in southern Afghanistan, July...

CPL Michael D. Jankiewicz

Cpl. Michael D. Jankiewicz was a machine gun team leader assigned to Company A, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born on Jan. 23, 1987, in Ridgewood, N.J Jankiewicz was killed during a combat operation in Zabul...

Pvt. John M. Henderson, Jr.

Pvt. John M. Henderson, Jr. died during combat operations in Afghanistan Aug. 4, 2005, during a mounted combat patrol northeast of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. A 21-year-old...

PFC Eric W. Hario

Pfc. Eric W. Hario, 19, was an infantryman assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. He was born Dec. 9, 1989, in Monroe, Mich. Hario was wounded by enemy fire while conducting combat operations in...

SPC Christopher Gathercole

Spc. Christopher Gathercole, age 21, was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. He was born on Oct. 16, 1986. He was killed on May 26, 2008, near Ghazni, Afghanistan while conducting combat...

PFC Damian J. Garza

Pfc. Damian J. Garza died during combat operations in Afghanistan Aug. 4, 2005, during a mounted combat patrol northeast of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Garza, 19, was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. A native of...

PFC Ryan C. Garbs

Pfc. Ryan C. Garbs died Feb. 18, 2007 in southeastern Afghanistan, when a MH-47E helicopter crashed while conducting operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort...

SSG Jason Sean Dahlke

Staff Sgt. Jason Sean Dahlke, 29, was a squad leader assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. He was born Nov. 8, 1979, in Tampa, Fla. He was killed by enemy fire while conducting combat operations August 29,...

SGT Bradley S. Crose

Bradley S. Crose, 22, was from Orange Park, Florida, and volunteered for military service with the United States Army, June 6, 1998. He completed basic training and advanced individual training in the military operational specialty of...

CPL Matthew A. Commons

Matthew A. Commons, 21, was from Boulder City, Nevada, and volunteered for military service with the United States Army, July 7, 2000. He completed basic training and advanced individual training in the military operational specialty of...

SGT Joel David Clarkson

Sgt. Joel David Clarkson, 23, was a team leader assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. He was born on Oct. 8, 1986. Clarkson was seriously wounded during a fierce direct-fire combat engagement against...

SGT Jay A. Blessing

Sgt. Jay A. Blessing was born Jan. 4, 1980, in Washington and claimed Tacoma as home. He was killed Nov. 14, 2003, in eastern Afghanistan after an improvised explosive device detonated as his unit was conducting a combat patrol there. Blessing...

SPC Marc A. Anderson

Marc A. Anderson, 30, was from Brandon, Florida, and volunteered for military service with the United States Army, July 15, 1998. He completed basic training and advanced individual training in the military operational specialty of infantryman...

SGT Justin Bradley Allen

Sgt. Justin Bradley Allen, 23, was a team leader assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. He was born on Aug. 7, 1986 in Ashland, Ky. He was killed in a fire fight with enemy forces on July 18,...

SGT Anibal Santiago

Sgt. Anibal Santiago was born August 26th, 1972 in Puerto Rico. Santiago entered the U. S. Navy in 1991 and served until 1995. Following his Naval service, he served as a policeman in Rockford, Ill., from 1999 to 2005 and also graduated from...

SPC Joseph Whiting Dimock, II

Spc. Joseph Whiting Dimock, II, was a rifleman assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. He was born on May 25, 1989 in Libertyville, Ill. Dimock died in Afghanistan, when an explosion occurred in an...

CPT Kyle A. Comfort

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...