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File #: 190424    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 5/16/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/16/2019
Title: Welcoming the esteemed LRRP/Rangers of I Company 75th Rangers to Philadelphia on the occasion of their national convention and thanking them for their distinguished service.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember O'Neill
Attachments: 1. SignatureCopy19042400
Title
Welcoming the esteemed LRRP/Rangers of I Company 75th Rangers to Philadelphia on the occasion of their national convention and thanking them for their distinguished service.
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WHEREAS, The US Army Rangers' history predates the Revolutionary War. In the mid-1700s Major Robert Rogers helped in forming Ranger units to fight the French and Indian Wars, and he wrote the 19 standing Ranger Orders that are still in use today; and
WHEREAS, Ranger Military Units have operated in service to Country harassing, interdicting, suppressing and neutralizing the enemies of the United States since the American Revolution; and
WHEREAS, Many famous men belonged to Ranger units during the 18th and 19th Centuries, including the "Swamp Fox" Francis Marion, Daniel Boone, and Abraham Lincoln; and
WHEREAS, Roberts Rules and the Ranger Creed applied through the centuries as wars often called for the skills of the American Ranger, but after the wars the Ranger units were often disbanded. After the Civil War, more than half a century passed without Ranger units; and
WHEREAS, In 1941, the United States activated six Ranger units under the leadership of William O. Darby. They fought throughout the European and Pacific theaters of war, doing what seemed to be the "Impossible Missions" of island hopping and rescuing prisoners of war in the South Pacific, fighting in North Africa, scaling the cliffs of Pointe Du Hoc in Normandy, and destroying enemy guns on "D Day." It was during this time that the Rangers gained their motto: "Rangers Lead the Way." The Rangers were once again disbanded after World War II; and
WHEREAS, The Korean War reestablished a need for specially-trained small Ranger units. However, after the Korean War these units were disbanded and dissolved; and
WHEREAS, During the Vietnam War, generals felt a strong need to reestablish a Ranger unit trained in the art of guerilla warfare with an understanding of insurgency and counter-insurgency. After strong arguments ...

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