Welcome to the 1st Battalion,

75th Ranger Regiment Memorial!

 

Greater love has no one than this: 
to lay down one’s life for one’s  friends.
     John 15:13 

 

Memorial Ceremony Images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rangers lead the way! 

 

They are the best of the best, confident, strong, leaders that are able to make quick decisions in intense situations.  They are brave and they pay the price for others freedoms because it is who they are.  Rangers never forget their fallen comrades. 

In 2002, the 75th Ranger Memorial Board was founded to establish a fitting Memorial to the Rangers of 1/75 who died in combat or training since the Battalion's reactivation at Fort Stewart/ Hunter Army Airfield in 1974.  The past five years of diligence, hard work and planning have paid off.  The groundbreaking ceremony took place on 5 March 2007, and the formal dedication is slated for 18 October at 3 p.m. at the Memorial site.

The support for the 1/75th Ranger Memorial not only comes from fellow Rangers and their loved ones, but from businesses and the Coastal Empire community. 

1/75 Memorial Board members are:

Dave Ermer-President Richard Eckburg-Vice President
Joe Dobransky Danny Stanley
John Courter Rich Ginder
Mike Kistler Billy Tyson
Fred Hughes Howard Small
Mark Milboer John Oldfield
Chris Kettles George Summerell
Randy Bottner Richard Moore
  Shelia Dudley-Project Manager

Euripides (484 B.C. - 406 B.C.)
A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.



Photos of the Memorial
 

Congratulations Rangers!  Your 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Memorial wins best in State and will be entered into the National competition by Thomas and Hutton Engineering.

RLTW!

Click here for more on WTOC!


 Paula Wallace, Pam Poetter, Professor Ian Stewart and all the Graphics Design Students were instrumental in the success of the Memorial.  It could not have been accomplished without their support. 

 Thank you SCAD!




Congressman LTC(R) Allen West of Florida and Congressman Jack Kingston of Georgia pay their respects at the memorial.

                     
 

LTC(Retired) Allen West (R-FL) and MSG Ray Fuller walk toward the steel dagger, donated by Chatham Steel and Precision Tools, Inc. This 12 foot dagger stands guard at the entry to the Memorial and serves as a reminder of the strength and courage of the fallen Rangers.

 
             
 

Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) pays his respects at the 10' tall Georgia granite Memorial Stone, inscribed with the names of 41 Rangers who have died in combat and training since the Battalion's reactivation in 1974.

 

 

 

Rangers and Friends

    
     If your son or husband is a fallen comrade and you would like to
     add information or images to his page please click here.

Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?

Then I said, “Here I am.  Send me.”

Isaiah 6:8

 

Please say a prayer for their families and always

Remember our Brothers … our Rangers in the Sky.

 

God bless you all.
Linda Davis

 

We are happy to announce Dan Gay, Thomas Hutton Engineering is a new Board Member.

 

Regiment is trying to build a database to invite the family members to Ranger Rendezvous and to tell parents and loved ones about our Memorial and the Memorial at Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia.

We need your help in trying to contact the following families:

QUICK, JAMES SPC          

B   Parachute Accident 6 NOV 76
CARO, HENRY M. CSM HHC Parachute Accident 6 NOV 76
BRYAN, JAMES MAJ HHC Air Crash 6 SEP 77
MCTIGUE, WILLIAM SP4 C Livefire 19 JAN 78
SANDERS, MICHAEL PVT A Parachute Accident 25 JAN 80
ALANIZ JR.,GILBERT PVT A Parachute Accident 25 JAN 80
BARCLAY, VINCENT SPC A Parachute Accident 2 FEB 82
DANFORD, JOHNNY SGT A Parachute Accident 2 FEB 82
FORTUCCI, ROBERT SP4 B Drowning 14 APR 82
HAYES, WILLIAM SPC C Drowning 12 APR 83
LAU, SHAWN PFC C Livefire 8 JUN 83
MAYNARD, MARLIN PFC A Urgent Fury 25 Oct 83
RADEMACHER, MARK SGT A Urgent Fury 25 Oct 83

Please click here to email us with contact information.  Thank you!

If you are a family member of a fallen comrade and would like to add an image or words in memory please click here.  Each fallen comrade has a page available to remember and honor each one.

 

  Please click here for information on the 2-75 Memorial construction.  We wish them our best and our support.  

     

Please consider donating to the the
 1/75 Sua Sponte Foundation.  It is there to support the men of the 1st Ranger Battalion and their families.  Concentrating on the needs of those wounded or killed in the line of duty and their families.
                                                          Click here to visit the 1/75 Sua Sponte site.

You will be able to donate online at the bottom of the home page.
 
 

Dear Fellow Rangers, Family, and Friends

 

The 75th Ranger Regiment has been on a continual deployment since 9-11; no other Regiment in the US Army has served Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom as long as the Ranger Regiment.

 

The men of 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment have deployed 15 times during that time in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

1st Ranger Battalion, a unit in the Special Operations Command, is at the tip of the spear of our nation’s defense. The men who serve are extraordinary men of strength, courage, and bravery.  Most Americans can not imagine or comprehend what these warriors endure both mentally and physically on a daily basis.

 

As special as every Ranger is, equally extraordinary are their spouses and their families. Their dedication and sacrifice for our nation will never be understood and appreciated by those who have not served.

 

Recently, a new 501c Non-Profit Organization was formed to support the men of 1st Ranger Battalion and their families. Specifically, the organization is designed to provide the needs of the wounded and those who lost their husbands in combat, as well as their families who give everything for our freedoms.

This new organization is the 1st Ranger Battalion Sua Sponte Foundation.

 

 

 

 
  GallantFew, Inc.
 is a 501c3 non-profit. Serving veterans on a voluntary basis since 2009, their focus is providing a network of Ranger vets for vets socially, professionally, emotionally & physically.
 
     
 

MEMORIAL DAY SCHOOL APPRECIATES OUR RANGERS AND OUR HEROES!

Memorial Day School, 6500 Habersham Street, Savannah, Georgia 31406 is offering $1500 discounted tuition for children of Rangers and other Military Units, Fire and Police Employees.  Please call Michalle Quarles, Headmaster, at (912)352-4535 for more information or email mquarles@memday.org.  The website is www.memorialdayschool.com.

 

 

Memorial Information

The 1st Ranger Battalion was dedicated on 18 October 2007.  The sale of Memorial Stones will continue indefinitely Please get your orders in now Ranger Memorial Stone Application.

Or send your donations to:  1st Ranger Bn Memorial Fund
Mail to:                            Dave Ermer
                                      214 Yam Gandy Road         
                                      Savannah, GA   31411

Ranger Memorial t-shirt sale support

Click on the link above for more information.

 

Click Here for Video by Dave Weinberg - 8th Annual A Co 1-75 and MSG Andy Fernandez Reunion 2011