By Edward L. Posey
The 2d Ranger Infantry corporation (Airborne) used to be the 1st and simply all-black Ranger unit within the background of the us military. The company's existence span lined ten months, from choice and coaching via a seven-month wrestle deployment in Korea, and then the unit was once deactivated. The second 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 background close to the city of Munsan-ni and done the heroic assault and safeguard of Hill 581. the lads of the second Ranger corporation verified braveness, served with honor, and accomplished a powerful wrestle list.
Edward Posey's the U.S. Army's First, final, and in simple terms All-Black Rangers: The 2d Ranger Infantry corporation (Airborne) within the Korea struggle, 1950-1951 is the 1st entire background 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, legitimate files, interviews with survivors, and different fabric to provide a wealthy and priceless addition to the transforming into literature at the Korean warfare. Posey's learn explains the hindrances those patriotic males confronted, their sacrifices, and their brave activities at the some distance aspect of the world.
Finally, greater than fifty years after the top of the struggle, the realm will research the genuine tale of the us Army's first, purely, and final all-black Ranger unit.
About the writer: grasp Sergeant (Ret) Edward L. Posey joined the USA 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 conflict (where he was once wounded). Sergeant Posey retired from the carrier in 1969. In 2002, he was once inducted within the Ranger corridor of repute for his commitment to accountability and extraordinary army career.
FINALIST, 2009, military ancient beginning amazing e-book AWARD"A hard work of affection through surviving participants of this unit within the Korean warfare, an all-volunteer unit that got here jointly while President Truman was once placing an finish to the segregated army. informed within the first individual and never very polished, this is often nonetheless a checklist of a transitional time that demonstrated all involved. Many readers will enjoy this addition to Korean conflict studies."
Library magazine, 06/2009
"Posey's brilliant memories of the heroism and dignity with which the Buffalo Rangers confronted their enemies either overseas and family is certainly a fabulous learn. extra very important nonetheless it supplies long-overdue credits to the valor and sacrifice proven through African-American warriors in American army history."
The Washington occasions, Ranger and designated Operations historian Col. Michael Haas, USAF, ret.
"There is a starting to be curiosity within the function of the African American Soldier in our background, from the time of the Revolution to Iraq. Documentaries, like our contemporary Emmy award successful particular on African american citizens at D-Day, end up the purpose. the united states Army's First, final, and basically All-Black Rangers provides a desirable own observe to this on going epic. Posey's tale is critical since it says quite a bit approximately our background. it is destined to develop into a necessary a part of our knowing of the position black electorate have performed in protecting and defining our country."
Charlie Maday, Senior vice chairman, army background Channel
"Friendship, bravery, and compassion, those American squaddies had all of it. The passionate description of bravery, patriotism, and satisfaction supplies the reader perception into the lads who replaced the armed providers eternally. i discovered myself desirous to cheer for them and cry with them, and beaming with delight for all they have been in a position to accomplish. those males proved they have been the best." Pamela Gentry, Washington Bureau leader, guess News
"... a impressive account, advised from the interior out, a good book..."
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