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2017 Ranger Hall of Fame

By Nate Snook, MCoE PAO / (FORT BENNING, Ga.) The Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade and the 75th Ranger Regiment held the 2017 Ranger Hall of Fame induction ceremony Wednesday at the Maneuver Center of Excellence, McGinnis-Wickam Hall, in Marshall Auditorium. The Rangers honored are:  Sgt. Maj. Tyrone J. Adderly, Command Sgt.Maj. Frank G. Ashe, 1st Sgt. Herbert M. Baugh,

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‘Expendable’ WWII Merrill’s Marauders survive into their 100s

On March 18, 1944, men and animals from the 2nd Battalion cross the Tanai River on a bamboo bridge built by Kachin tribesmen, working with the Office of Strategic Services, near the village of Ning Awng.

By Jonnie Melillo Clasen, Merrill’s Marauders Liaison Officer / Three Merrill’s Marauders, 1944 survivors of the secret mission of almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease-ridden “forgotten theater” of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater, have lived to the age of 101. Another made it to 100. Living to be a centenarian is remarkable. What is even more

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Oldest WW II Merrill’s Marauder John Jones dies at 101

John Jones Jr., eldest of the late John M Jones' five children, accepts the flag from Camp Frank D. Merrill Ranger instructor Master Sgt. Jason W. Wistoski. (Photo by Jonnie M. Clasen)

By Jonnie Melillo Clasen / The oldest remaining original World War II Merrill’s Marauder, John M. Jones, died peacefully July 26 in Greeneville, Tenn., surrounded by his family. Jones was 101. Friends and family gathered from throughout the United States to fill the historic St. James Episcopal Church for his July 30 funeral, officiated by the Rev. Chris Starr. His

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Chaplain Corps celebrates 241st anniversary

Col. Schaefer, Donald Sando and SFC Washington performed the ceremonial cake cutting celebrating the 241st chaplain corps anniversary for the cake cutting celebration July 25 in McGinnis-Wickam Hall. (photo by Patrick A. Albright/MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Chaplain (Capt.) Brad Kattelmann, STB, 75th Ranger Regiment / Father, chappy, padre, chaps, preacher, rabbi, imam – each of these is a familiar name for the man or woman responsible for providing the religious support to our nation’s Army. Since the Independence War, chaplains have served alongside our fighting forces in every American conflict. They have walked the miles

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