Single Ranger battalion deployment leads to 1,900 terrorists killed or captured, several valor awards
By: Todd South March 13
The 1st Ranger Battalion’s members ran 198 combat missions that resulted in 1,900 terrorists killed or captured in their most recent deployment.
After the deployment, 14 of the Rangers recently received valor awards.
Maj. Gen. Mark Schwartz, deputy commanding general of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, presented the awards at a ceremony earlier this month at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, according to an Army release.
“It is truly an honor to serve with men like you,” Schwartz told them.
The First Ranger Battalion has deployed 22 times in support of the Global War on Terrorism, Schwartz said.
During the deployment, the battalion took part in 198 combat operations in which 1,900 terrorists were killed or captured.