Darby et al, get the Gold

U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment, including some in vintage WWII-era uniforms of Darby’s 2nd Rangers, climb the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, in Cricqueville en Bessin, France June 4, 2019, in commemoration of D-Day. (U.S. Army photo)

Between June 1942 and the end of WWII, the Army formed from volunteers 6 Ranger Infantry Battalions (numbered 1st-6th) and 1 provisional Ranger battalion (29th, from Army National Guardsmen of the 29th ID).

S.1872, legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the United States Army Rangers Veterans of World War II, was passed by Congress on 11 May 2022 and goes to the President next.

“This bill directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to arrange for the award of a single gold medal to the U.S. Army Ranger veterans of World War II in recognition of their dedicated wartime service.”

Introduced by U.S. Sen. Jodi Ernst (R-Iowa), it is broadly bipartisan with 74 Cosponsors (36 Republicans, 36 Democrats, 2 Independents). Nice to see such a thing still exists.

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