Rangers from 1st Plt., C Co., 1st battalion lead the company as they move along Fury Drop Zone on 25 October 1983. From L to R, SGT Gene Teves, SGT Edmond Smith,SGT Gunard Hedman, PFC Joe Witkoski, SPC Jerry Hayes, 1LT James Barker.
NEW! 2013 Ranger Hall of Fame Inductees - OUF vets Matt Barrena and Howard "Mad Max" Mullen, list. 2012 Ranger Hall of Fame Inductees - OUF vets James Barton and Gerry Kline, list. Urgent Fury gunship pilot publishes GRENADA GRINDER - The Story of the AC-130H during OP Urgent Fury 2011 Ranger Hall of Fame Inductees - OUF vets Sean T. Kelly, Luis Palacios, and Jim Pickering. list
Raw video footage of C/1/75 Rangers killing time on Salines after a job well done - submitted by Wpns PL Guerry "Roy" Bowen
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Read Ranger Rand Miller's Tribute to his A/1/75 fallen Ranger buddies
The post-Vietnam "unofficial" Ranger scrolls worn from the late 70's to mid 80's. If you see someone with one of these patches on their right shoulder you know he is a Grenada Raider.
Last updated: January 4, 2014
Early in the morning of 25 October 1983 elements of 1st and 2nd Ranger battalions made a daring 500 ft combat jump onto the Island of Grenada. Throughout the next few days of Operation Urgent Fury these Rangers showed the world why they truly Lead the Way. Those days were filled with numerous acts of sacrifice and heroism still largely untold.
With the help of the Rangers who invaded Grenada, and the priceless efforts of historian Joe Muccia, former 1st batt Ranger Tom Greer is writing the story. He needs your help!
If you fought in Grenada with the Rangers, or know someone who did, please spread the word.