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, brothers, and friends. Their stories should be told. If you have a memory, photo or short story you wish to share about one of these warriors, please send an email and we can incorporate it into his page.

Specialist Four James E. Quick
Company B, 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry
Killed in Training, Parachute Accident: November 6, 1976

Command Sergeant Major Henry Caro
HHC, 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry
Killed in Training, Parachute Accident: November 6, 1976

Major James E. Bryan
HHC, 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry
Killed in Training, Aircraft Crash: September 6, 1977

Specialist Four William A. McTigue
Company C, 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry
Killed in Training, Live-Fire Exercise Accident: January 19, 1978

Private Michael J. Sanders
Company A, 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry
Killed in Training, Parachute Accident: January 25, 1980

Private Gilbert Alaniz, Jr.
Company A, 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry
Killed in Training, Parachute Accident: January 25, 1980

Specialist Four Vincent S. Barclay
Company A, 1st Battalion (Ranger)75th Infantry
Killed in Training, Parachute Accident: February 2, 1982

Sergeant Johnny W. Danford
Company A, 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry
Killed in Training, Parachute Accident: February 2, 1982

Specialist Four Robert A. Fortucci
Company B, 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry
Killed in Training, Drowning Accident: April 14, 1982

Specialist Four William C. Hayes
Company C, 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry
Killed in Training, Drowning Accident: April 12, 1983

Private First Class Shawn L. Lau
Company C, 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75 Infantry
Killed in Training, Live-Fire Accident: June 8, 1983

Sergeant Randy E. Cline
Company A, 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry
Killed in Action in Grenada: October 25, 1983

Private First Class Marlin R. Maynard
Company A, 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry
Killed in Action in Grenada: October 25, 1983

Sergeant Mark A. Rademacher
Company A, 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry
Killed in Action in Grenada: October 25, 1983

Private First Class Russell L. Robinson
Company A, 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry
Killed in Action in Grenada: October 25, 1983

Specialist Four Mark O. Yamane
Company A, 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry
Killed in Action in Grenada: October 25, 1983

Specialist Four Francis John Elder
Company C, 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry
Killed in Training, Drowning Accident: September 12, 1985

Private First Class Michael D. Rudess
Company A, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in Training, Live-Fire Accident: July 30, 1986

Sergeant Frank D. Winters
Company C, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in Training, Helicopter Crash: September 25, 1987

Private First Class James W. Markwell
Company C, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in Action in Panama: December 20, 1989

Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth W. Stauss
Commander, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in Training, Helicopter Crash, Great Salt Lake, UT:
October 29, 1992

First Sergeant Harvey L. Moore
Company C, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in Training, Helicopter Crash, Great Salt Lake, UT:
October 29, 1992

Sergeant Blaine A Mishak
HHC, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in Training, Helicopter Crash, Great Salt Lake, UT
October 29, 1992

Specialist Four Jeremy B. Bird
HHC, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in Training, Helicopter Crash, Great Salt Lake, UT:
October 29, 1992

Private Greg M. Belletti
Company A, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in Training, Drowning Accident: October 30, 1995

Sergeant Bradley Crose
Company A, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in Action in Afghanistan: March 4, 2002

Corporal Matthew A. Commons
Company A, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in Action in Afghanistan: March 4, 2002

Specialist Marc Anderson
Company A, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in Action in Afghanistan: March 4, 2002

Specialist Brandon E. Miller
Company A, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in Training, Parachute Accident: May 29, 2003

Staff Sergeant Anthony D. Davis
TSE, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in action in Tikrit: January 6, 2009

Private Eric Hario
Company A, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in action in Afghanistan: August 29, 2009

Staff Sergeant Jason S. Dahlke
Company A, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in action in Afghanistan: August 29, 2009

Sergeant Robert Daniel Sanchez
Company B, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in action in Afghanistan: October 1, 2009

Sergeant Jonathan Peney
Company D, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in action in Afghanistan: June 1, 2010

Specialist Joseph Whiting Dimock, II
Company E, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in ammunition explosion in Afghanistan: July 10, 2010

Sergeant Justin Bradley Allen
Company D, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in action in Afghanistan: July 18, 2010

Sergeant Martin Anthony Lugo
Company C, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in action in Afghanistan: August 19, 2010

Specialist Christopher Shane Wright
Company C, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in action in Afghanistan: August 19, 2010

Sergeant First Class Lance H. Vogeler
HHC, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in action in Afghanistan: October 1, 2010

Staff Sergeant Kevin M. Pape
Company C, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in action in Afghanistan: November 16, 2010

Staff Sergeant Jeremy A Katzenberger
Company B, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in action in Afghanistan: June 14, 2011

Sergeant Alessandro L. Plutino
Company B, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in action in Afghanistan: August 8, 2011

Sergeant Tanner S. Higgins
Company D, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in action in Afghanistan: April 14, 2012

Private First Class Christopher P. Dona
Company D, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in Training, Parachute Accident: June 13, 2013

Corporal Andrew A. Aimesbury
Company D, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Accident: December 9, 2015

Staff Sergeant Avonye John Cavon Chisolm
Company E, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Killed in Training, Airborne Operation: August 25, 2016