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World War II Ranger Battle Honors

Campaigns and Decorations

 

 

photo courtesy The Descendants of WWII Rangers

WW II Ranger Wall 

KIA listed by Battalion

 

 

 

1st Ranger Bn

   

Algeria - French Morocco

Tunisia

Sicily

Naples-Foggia

Anzio

Rome

Arno

 

2 Presidential Unit Citations

 

Activated 19 June 42

Inactivated 15 Aug 44

 

2nd Ranger Bn

 

Normandy

Northern France

Rhineland

Ardennes - Alsace

Central Europe

 

Presidential Unit Citation

French Croix de Guerre

   

 

Activated 1 Apr 43

Inactivated 23 Oct 45

 

3rd Ranger Bn

   

Sicily

Naples - Foggia

Anzio

Rome - Arno

 

 

Presidential Unit Citation

II Corps Commendation

   

 

Activated 25 May 43

Inactivated 15 Aug 44

 

 

 

 

 

  4th Ranger Bn

Sicily

Naples - Foggia

Anzio

Rome Arno

Presidential Unit Citation

5th Army Commendation

Activated 8 June  43

Inactivated 24 Oct 44

5th Ranger Bn

 

Normandy

Northern France

Rhineland

Ardennes Alsace

Central Europe

 

2 Presidential Unit Citations

French Croix de Guerre

 

Activated 21 July 43

Inactivated 22 Oct 45

 

6th Ranger Bn

 

New Guinea

Leyte

Luzon

   

 

Presidential Unit Citation

Philippine Presidential Citation  

 

 

Formerly the 98th Field Art Btn

Redesignated the 6th Rgr Btn

 

Activated 26 Sept 44

Inactivated 30 Dec 45

 

Invasions

North Africa - Sicily - Italy - Anzio - Normandy - Leyte Luzon  

Raids

Dieppe - Sened Station - Dinegat - Homonhon Cabanatuan  

Major Battles

Arzew - Dernaia Pass - El Guettar - Gela - Licata - Porto Empedocle - Butera - Pursuit to Messina

Maiori - Chiunzi Pass - Mtn Cavalle Rotunda - Coppagna - Venafro - Mt. Sammucro - Anzio Beachhead

Cisterna - Femina Porta Battle - Omaha Beach - Pointe du Hoc - Pointe de la Percee - Grand Camp

les Baines - Vierville - Le Conquet Peninsula - Brest - Huertgen Forest - Bergstein Hill 400 Zerf

Hill 105 - Oberlucken - Battle of the Bulge - Suluan - Manila - Aparri

National Ranger Memorial Foundation

 

There are many battles, raids, and territories documented here, 

but who can count the battles, skirmishes, combat patrols, 

and infiltrations that were never mentioned in military records 

from the Ranger's vast undertaking. 

-Ranger James Altieri