75th Ranger Regiment - Operations
Since their inception, the Rangers have fought in all of the major conflicts that the US has been involved with.
1980 - Iran - Operation Eagle Claw
Rangers provided security for the Desert One landing strip and were set to play a significant role in the planned rescue of US Citizens from Tehran.
1983 - Grenada - Operation Urgent FuryThe 1st and 2nd Ranger Battalions were tasked with several key objectives
- Seize and hold Point Salines airfield
During which a planned tactical landing was altered en route into a full-scale parachute assault. An eventual Cuban counter-attack against the airfield was defeated by A company, 1 Battalion
- Secure the True Blue campus of the medical college
- Secure the army camp at Calivigny
- Secure Richmond Hill Prison
C Company, 1 Rangers, along with members of Delta Force, attempted to attack the Prison but the helicopters carrying them, flown by the 160th SOAR, were beaten back by heavy ground fire
1989 - Panama - Operation Just Cause
1991 - Persian Gulf - Operation Desert Shield/ Desert Storm
1993 - Somalia - Operation Gothic Serpent / Restore Hope
2001 - Afghanistan Operation Enduring Freedom
October 20th 2001 - Rangers participated in a combat jump to secure a desert air strip and assisted Delta Force in raiding Mulla Omar's compound.
more info : Rangers - Objectives Rhino and Gecko
2003 - Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Rangers provided security for a JSOC operation at a suspected WMD compound in the Iraqi desert
read more on : Mission at Al Qadisiyah