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.

Specialist Four Mark O. Yamane

Specialist Four Mark O. Yamane was born in Seattle, Washington. He joined the Army in June 1981. His Ranger training assignments included Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Florida, Puerto Rico and Panama. Yamane’s additional training included earning the Jungle Expert Patch in June 1982, completion in September 1982 of HALO (High Altitude, Low Opening parachute) School. He served as a Rifleman, Assistant Machine Gunner, and Machine Gunner in A Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Sergeant Yamane died in combat operations on 25 October 1983 in Grenada.

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