The 75th Ranger Regiment is the U.S. Army’s elite infantry-style, special operations unit. The Rangers specializes in direct action and counterterrorism, often capturing or killing high-value targets. Additionally, they are trained in airfield seizure, personnel recovery, special reconnaissance, and clandestine operations. The Regiment is assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command and its regimental headquarters is in Fort Benning, Georgia.
The Army Rangers trace their lineage back to pre-Revolutionary War times. During King Philip’s War, Benjamin Church gathered up a group of rangers, who became known as “Church’s Rangers.” They were tasked with fighting violent Native American tribes. During the French and Indian War of 1756, Major Rogers established nine Ranger companies. They were coined with a similar title, “Rogers’ Rangers.”
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