FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - A group of Rangers were honored in a special way this week, with 16 of them inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame.
The Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade and the 75th Ranger Regiment conducted the 23rd annual Ranger Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Fort Benning. It took place on Wednesday afternoon in Marshall Auditorium at the Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters building.
The Rangers honored were: Gens. John Abizaid and Stanley McChrystal; Lt. Gen. Steven L. Arnold; Cols. Warde P. (Skip) Chittendon, John P. Geraci and Thomas M. Henry; Lt. Cols. Rex G. Masters and Rembert G. Rollinson; Maj. Robert Bishoff; 1st Lt. George K. Sisler; Command Sgts. Maj. Jimmy L. Broyles, Michael T. Hall and James P. Regan; Sgt. Maj. Gregory A. Matteo; Sgt. 1st Class Taft Yates; and Russell Lawrence McIntyre.
The Ranger Hall of Fame has been around since 1993, recognizing contributions of some of America's most extraordinary soldiers. Inductees are selected impartially from Ranger units and associations, and represent each era of Ranger history.
To be eligible for nomination to this hall of fame, a U.S. Army Ranger needs to have served in a Ranger unit in combat; could be either deceased or have been separated or retired from active military service for at least three years.
Photos and citations of the inductees will be preserved and displayed in the Ranger Hall of Fame located at the Ranger Training Brigade headquarters in Harmony Church.