In memoriam

We salute the fallen men of the 1st Ranger Battalion, who have died serving our country. You will not be forgotten.
It has been said, that "a man never dies when his name remains spoken." We wish to keep these heroes memories alive and ensure that their sacrifice will never be forgotten. Therefore we created this space to tell each Ranger's story in a unique and more complete way. We know that these men were great Rangers, but they were also amazing fathers, sons, and brothers. Those stories should be told. Consequently, if you have a memory, photo or short story your wish to share about one of these warriors, please send an email and we can incorporate it into his page.

Sergeant Randy E. Cline

Sergeant Randy E. Cline was born Sept 6, 1955, in Putnam County, Indiana. He joined the Army in April 1981. SGT Cline graduated from Ranger School in June 1982, finished SCUBA School in March of 1983 and received his Jungle Expert Infantryman Badge in June 1983. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant three and a half weeks before he was killed in combat. SGT Cline was a Team Leader in A Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Sergeant Cline was the only married member of the 1/75 Grenada KIAs. Sergeant Cline died in combat operations on October 25, 1983 in Grenada.

We salute the fallen men of the 1st Ranger Battalion, who have died serving our country. You will not be forgotten.