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 Mark A. Rademacher

Sergeant Mark A. Rademacher was born June 7, 1963, in Buffalo, New York. He joined the Army in September 1981. His training assignments with the Rangers took him to Puerto Rico, Washington, Wisconsin, Florida, Panama and the Federal Republic of Germany. He graduated Ranger School on October 28, 1982. Rademacher’s additional training included the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Course at Fort Stewart, the Special Forces Demolitions Program and Jungle Training which earned him the Jungle Expert Patch in June 1983. He was promoted to Sergeant three and a half weeks prior to his death. He served as Rifleman, Grenadier, and Team Leader in A Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Sergeant Rademacher 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.