JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Forty-six Rangers from 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment will be recognized for their combat actions Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m. in an awards ceremony at Stadium High School in Tacoma (the ceremony will be conducted outdoors, at the school’s stadium).
Among the awards scheduled to be presented are three Bronze Star Medals for valor, five Joint Service Commendation Medals for valor, 14 Army Commendation Medals for valor, 21 Purple Hearts, five Orders of Saint Maurice and one order of Saint Martin.
Rangers returned earlier this year from Afghanistan, marking the battalion’s 14th combat deployment in support of the Global War on Terror.
In almost ten years of combat, Rangers have established themselves as the nation’s elite Special Operations offensive infantry force, capable of planning and executing complex worldwide operations in high-risk, uncertain, and politically sensitive areas. Targeting high value targets across Iraq and Afghanistan, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment has conducted more than 2,500 raids during its 14 combat deployments, resulting in the killing or capturing of thousands of key al-Qaeda Taliban, and other insurgent leaders.