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Ranger Manges 24 October 2019 22:53

36 years ago this night
 
36 years ago this night, about 500 men of the 1st and 2d Ranger Battalions boarded C-130 aircraft at Hunter Army Airfield, GA and embarked on Operation Urgent Fury, the invasion of the Caribbean island of Grenada. Just after dawn on 25 October 1983, the Rangers executed a low level (< 500 ft) combat parachute jump under intense enemy ground and anti-aircraft fire, and conducted follow on ground combat operations to secure all assigned objectives. These men were some of the most highly trained and highly motivated elite warriors on the planet. I am honored, privileged and humbled to have been counted among their ranks.
“RANGERS LEAD THE WAY"

leopardprey 24 October 2019 22:58

Thank you Warriors.

1RiserSlip 24 October 2019 23:29

And you were fucking Gods to the rest of us. Still are.

RIP to the lost and fallen warriors.

schibbs 25 October 2019 06:54

I was in awe back then, extremely proud and terribly bummed I was not there to make that jump with so many of my friends. Rest in Peace, Warriors!

Hot Mess 25 October 2019 09:45

Leading the way.

Ratman 25 October 2019 10:40

This is what made me join up, I watched the news and knew what I wanted to do with my life. True hero’s

pondwater 25 October 2019 15:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1RiserSlip (Post 1058821739)
And you were Gods to the rest of us. Still are.
RIP to the lost and fallen warriors.

Truth!!!
And like Ratman it is what led me to join.

Mingo Kane 26 October 2019 09:50

You mutherfuckers will always be Gods in my book....

usmc_3m 26 October 2019 17:50

Huge Respect to those who were part of Urgent Fury.


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