31 May '12, 1pm

Did you know the Rangers have led the Way since the #USArmy was established in 1775?

Did you know the Rangers have led the Way since the #USArmy was established in 1775?

FORT MEADE, Md. (Army News Service, May 25, 2012) -- When Congress established the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, the original 10 Rifle Companies were composed heavily of frontiersmen and a number of them were veterans of a unit known as Roger's Rangers. Roger's Rangers were skilled woodsmen who fought for the British during the French and Indian War. They frequently undertook winter raids against French outposts, used native-American techniques and operated in terrain where traditional militias were ineffective. The American ranger tradition actually began back in the early 17th century on the frontier, according to historian Glenn Williams of the U.S. Army Center for Military History. "They would 'range' between one post and another," said Williams, explaining that the rangers were full-time Soldiers hired by colonial governments to patrol between forts and provide e...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/80795/

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