Dear Lead The Way Fund,

Please accept our thanks and appreciation for your superb effort during our recent deployment in support of “Operation Enduring Freedom.” The support you provided to the families of our Fallen Rangers proved to be the foundation for others to emulate. Every member of the 3d Ranger Battalion has expressed heartfelt gratitude in your assistance to our family members.

People speak of their patriotism and pride themselves on their devotion to this great nation, but you have demonstrated that your words are backed by your deeds. As Commander of the 3d Ranger Battalion, I thank you for your partnership with us in supporting these great American families!

Please accept my humble thanks and deep appreciation for your commitment to the Ranger family. Your actions inspire and fuel my confidence in the faithfulness and goodness of the American people in support of their troops.

Rangers Lead The Way!


Patrick J. Ellis
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Commanding Officer