Never Forget a Fallen Comrade

"While walking patrol in the dead of winter in the mountain camp, freezing my buns off, I would say, "I understand training, it is practice, but I don't believe you have to practice to suffer."

U.S. Army Ranger Earl Singletary

“Now nothing can be more important than that the work of a soldier should be well done.”

Favorite quote of a U.S. Army Ranger 
- Plato

“You've never lived until you've almost died.  For those who fought for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know.”

Favorite quote of U.S. Army Ranger Jim Regan
- Unknown Soldier from Vietnam in 1968

“Rangers Lead The Way!”

Favorite quote of U.S. Army Ranger Howard Denton
- Brigadier General (BG) Norman D. Cota

“Yea though I walk through the shadow of the Valley of Death, I shall fear no evil ... for my "boys" are the toughest "bas*****" in this damn Valley!”

Favorite quote of U.S. Army Ranger Joe Mattisontle
- Author Unknown

"Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war."

Favorite quote of SSG Justin Gingrich, a U.S. Army Ranger
- William Shakespeare

"One of my senior non-commissioned officers when I was in the Ranger Department at Fort Benning tried to teach a young 2LT some facts about honor, loyalty, and dedication. I've never forgotten his words: "Lieutenant, sometimes you have to stand your ground and pick your ditch to die in." His words meant that you have to stand up for what you believe in even if faced with overwhelming condemnation."

U.S. Army LTC Frank Evans

"Onward we stagger, and if the tanks come, may God help the tanks."

Col. William O. Darby

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless made or kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”

John Stuart Mill - U.S. Army Ranger

“Sua sponte”
(Of their own accord)


"One officer who went to Sorrento tells this story: After going ashore he went looking for Darby. Approaching one member in a Ranger uniform, he asked his usual question, 'Do you know where I can find Col. Darby?' A slow grin crossed the face of the husky soldier as he answered, "You'll never find him this far back."

We Led the Way: Darby's Rangers

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