Military Ranger Patches History

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Information extracted from the book
"US ARMY PATCHES"
by Barry Jason Stein

Used by permission

Below are the First through Ninth Battalion scrolls.  All were approved for local wear only.  The First through Sixth Ranger Battalions were formed as elite commando units.  They were trained as raiding parties and were used to accomplish the army's most impossible assignments.  The mission taken on by the Second Ranger Battalion, which involved scaling the high cliffs at Point du Hoc, Omaha Beach, on D-Day, demonstrates the danger of their assignments.  Half of the 900 rangers of the First Battalion became casualties on the beaches at Anzio.  Few survivors from the Third Ranger Battalion could tell stories about the terrible suffering in the valley of San Pietro, Casino, Anzio and Cisterna.  During the terrible fighting at Anzio and at the town of Cisterna di Littoria, the Fourth Ranger Battalion was literally cut to pieces while trying to hold the line against a vastly superior number of Germans.  The Fifth Ranger Battalion, along with the Second Battalion, made the perilous assault on the enemy coastal battery located on the cliffs of Point du Hoc.  Among the well-known exploits of the Sixth Ranger Battalion was theirr aggressive search-and-destroy mission against the Japanese prior to the invasion of the Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines and their famous dash to the Cabanatuan prison camp 29 - 30 January 1945.

         Ranger Bn Scrolls
     Ranger Bn Scrolls 

Worn from:  June 1942 - 15 August 1944.


Worn from: 
December 1943 - 23 October 1945.


Worn from: 
May 1943 - 15 August 1944.


Worn from: 
June 1943 - 24 October 1944.

Worn from:  January 1944 - 22 October 1945.


Worn from: 
September 1944 - 30 December 1945.


Not activated.


Not activated.


Not activated.

Ranger Abn Scrolls
Abn Ranger Scrolls

All unauthorized (Korean War).


Worn from:  28 October 1950 - 1 August 1951.

Worn from:  23 February 1951 - 1 August 1951.

 

Worn from:  28 October 1950 - 1 August 1951.


Worn from:  28 October 1950 - 1 August 1951.

Worn from:  20 November 1950 - 1 August 1951.

Worn from:  20 November 1950 - 1 August 1951.  

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