Heroes of the Day: The Rangers and Their Commander
The Army Rangers are very special forces. The public doesn’t hear a lot about them (they don’t talk a lot), or for that matter about Navy Seals. Every now and then there’s a public event, like a transfer of command, and we remember. How great they are.
Over the course of 1,000 raids, they captured or killed over 3,000 insurgents…While deployed all night, every night, they went on literally thousands of raids, by helicopter, by vehicle, by foot and in some cases on boat assault…Yes, Rangers were doing boat assault, against the world’s most valuable, dangerous and elusive targets, in the worst areas, under the most threatening and demanding operational conditions.