By Edward L. Posey
The 2d Ranger Infantry corporation (Airborne) used to be the 1st and purely all-black Ranger unit within the historical past of the USA military. The company’s existence span coated ten months, from choice and coaching via a seven-month strive against deployment in Korea, and then the unit was once deactivated. The 2d and 4th Rangers have been one of the devices at the beginning assigned to the 8th military and have been thought of to be “combat ready.”
The 2d Ranger corporation battled North Korean and Communist chinese language Forces close to Tangyang, Majori-ri, and Chechon. The second Ranger corporation performed the 1st airborne attack in Ranger heritage close to the city of Munsan-ni and carried out the heroic assault and safeguard of Hill 581. the boys of the 2d Ranger corporation established braveness, served with honor, and accomplished an impressive wrestle list.
Edward Posey’s the USA Army’s First, final, and in simple terms All-Black Rangers: The 2d Ranger Infantry corporation (Airborne) within the Korea battle, 1950-1951 is the 1st entire historical past of this elite all-volunteer unit whose contributors have been drawn from the third Battalion of the 505th Airborne Infantry Regiment and the eightieth Airborne Anti-Aircraft Battalion. As a member of the unit, Posey bases his account on firsthand event, respectable documents, interviews with survivors, and different fabric to supply a wealthy and helpful addition to the growing to be literature at the Korean battle. Posey’s learn explains the stumbling blocks those patriotic males confronted, their sacrifices, and their brave activities at the a ways facet of the world.
Finally, greater than fifty years after the tip of the warfare, the realm will study the real tale of the us Army’s first, simply, and final all-black Ranger unit.
About the writer: grasp Sergeant (Ret) Edward L. Posey joined the U.S. military in 1947. After serving with corporation L, third Battalion, 505th Airborne Infantry Regiment, he volunteered for airborne education with the Rangers in 1950 and served with contrast within the Korean warfare (where he was once wounded). Sergeant Posey retired from the carrier in 1969. In 2002, he was once inducted within the Ranger corridor of reputation for his commitment to responsibility and distinct army profession.