US Army Ranger 1983–2002

US Army Ranger 1983–2002

Sua Sponte – Of Their Own Accord

Warrior 65
  • Author: Mir Bahmanyar
  • Illustrator: Michael Welply
  • Short code: WAR 65
  • Publication Date: 19 Feb 2003
  • Number of Pages: 64
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This study of the US Army Ranger takes the reader through the distinct stages of training and acceptance, including the Ranger Indoctrination Program and Ranger Battalion training, and details the developments in Ranger weaponry, equipment and clothing since the early 1980s. Using first hand accounts, it shows what it was like to fight in Panama in 1989, in raid missions in Iraq in 1991 and Somalia in 1993, and brings the unit up to date with the 3rd Battalion's deployment to Afghanistan in Operation Enduring Freedom. It also covers the culture of the Rangers, from their special language and terminology, to the rites of passage that lie behind the formal training program.

Biographical Note

Mir Bahmanyar served in the US Army from 1986-89, and currently is an independent film producer and writer. He received a BA in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and specializes in US Army Ranger history. Along with fellow ex-servicemen has set up www.suasponte.com, a site dedicated to the history of the Rangers. Mir lives in Los Angeles, California, with his Pitbull and Akita dogs.Michael Welply was born in London in 1948 and moved to Winnipeg, Canada in 1950. In 1981 he moved with his family to central France, where he still lives. Having studied art first in Winnipeg and then in Paris, Michael began his illustrating career in 1977 and has worked for many publishers in Europe and the United States. He has illustrated over 50 books, ranging from historical work to fantasy and fairy tales.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Volunteering Basic and Airborne training Ranger Indoctrination Program Ranger Battalion training Ranger School Specialty Schools Appearance and equipment Experience of battle Fighting in the jungle: Grenada and Panama Fighting in the desert: Iraq Fighting in built-up areas: Somalia Mountain warfare: Afghanistan Colour plate commentary Museums Collecting Re-enactment Glossary Index

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