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 Blaine A. Mishak

Sergeant Blaine A. Mishak was killed along with 3 other 1/75 Rangers in training when their MH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crashed due to rough weather during a training exercise at Great Salk Lake, UT, on October 29, 1992.  The helicopter was just 15 miles west of Hill Airforce Base, UT.  SGT Mishak served with the Headquarters & Headquarters Company (HHC).  He served in the Persian Gulf War and Panama Operation Just Cause.  He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and Commendation Medal.  In 1993, a memorial was placed near the site of the crash at Antelope Island Park, Davis County, UT.

SGT Mishak was born December 23, 1969 and was 22 years old at the time of his death.  He was survived by his father and mother Frank and Marlys Mishak, brother Craig, and sisters Sherry and Jacki.  He was buried at  Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, IA.

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