To understand the impact of a female Ranger, you must first understand the unit she worked so hard to join.
Most don’t know anything about the 75th, and for those who live the hard life under a tan beret, that’s just fine.
Volunteers from South Carolina, Tennessee, and Massachusetts filled the first authorized black regiments.
Recruitment was slow until black leaders such as Frederick Douglass (photo citation: 200-FL-22) encouraged black men to become soldiers to ensure eventual full citizenship.
They are the barrel-chested freedom fighters who are responsible for killing or capturing more high-value targets than any other unit in the military during the war on terror.
After the Union Army turned back Lee's first invasion of the North at Antietam, MD, and the Emancipation Proclamation was subsequently announced, black recruitment was pursued in earnest.As you head south on Fort Benning, Georgia’s Sightseeing Road, you’ll pass El Zapata’s Mexican restaurant before moving uphill, where you’ll come across a long fence that obscures the view of prying eyes.Although the simple chain link fence, woven with strips of brown material, may intrigue some passersby, the men of the 75th Ranger Regiment call it home.Even their official mission statement is vague: “to plan and conduct special missions in support of U. policy and objectives.” Further muddying the waters, there is a leadership school on the same post that has no official affiliation with the 75th.You may have heard of it before, it’s called The short answer is that it’s our country’s premier special operations raid force.