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IN MEMORIAM
Battles and wars cannot be fought and won without the loss of lives, and the hard fought battles and resounding victories won by the 5th Rangers were no exeptions. For each heroic assault, -- for each town taken, -- yes, every foot of ground acquired, -- for every defensive line courageously held, the Rangers paid in lives. To the fallen Rangers, the survivors owe their lives, for each died doing his share of the task, -- often more than his share. For these fallen Rangers, the enemy paid dearly, for they fell only after taking a heavy toll of enemy lives, -- fell to enable their fellow Rangers to advance and take their objectives. These Rangers will never be forgotten, for their names and their deeds have become a prized possession of every member of the 5th Ranger Battalion, -- and in the battles that followed their deaths, their much needed presence was irreplaceable.



Buried in the US            Buried in Normandy, France            Buried in Hamm, Luxembourg
Buried in St. James, France            Buried in St. Avold, France            Buried in Carthage, Tunisia

        D -DAY CAMPAIGN (6-14 June 1944):

Anderson, Dee C.
0-1305704
Bolton, Harry I.
37242999
Banning, Elmo E.
37516256
Bursch, Floyd A.
37097013
Chiatello, George F.
33426876
Fox, William J.
32171456
Gardner, Howard T.
32587514
Laboda, Bernard J.
33359431
Miller, Robert T.
36564331
Morgan, Carl W.
35667924
Morse, Mathew E.
6459658
Oboryshko, Steven
32367640
Pavey, Paul H.
6341591
Read, Clinton O.
15104074
Reilley, William F.
32147081
Spring, Bernard V.
35627617
Stein, Robert F.
20101434
Steinen, Robert C.
36255847
Szerecz, Stephen
35605996
Tarlano, Chester A.
12159974
Wallace, Dana W.
32834623
Wassil, Nicholas
31196645
Wilhelm, Raymond F.
33431735
Zach, Walter T.
37466056

       JULY 1944 CAMPAIGN:

Harris, Donald E.
35097012

       BREST CAMPAIGN (30 August to 20 September 1944):
     

Akers, Bernard C, Jr.
31321003
Baker, Clark L.
33573107
Campos, Joseph
32800652
Carawan, James C.
34455843
Edison, Alonzo F.
33561341
Ford, Henry M.
35702936
Gilmore, Richard J.
5754364
Henderson, Lewis H.
6579856
Kaufman, Ezra A.
39464038
Lanham, Thomas E
6947405
Loe, Rex V.
37476192
Madore, Lawrence R.
11102009
Manifold, John W.
35099300
Messuri, Joe N.
35051484
Pascoe, Howard W.
32836002
Plaskon, Peter J.
12067603
Powell, Harvie C.
34630631
Rahme, Eugene D.
13051101
Sigler, Gerald H.
35608407
Snook, Harold R.
.
37162523
Striker, Herbert L.
33426844
Tomlinson, Clifford M.
18008611
Usyk, David
33470334
Zima, Albin J.
20723812

SAAR CAMPAIGN (3 - 22 December 1944):
       
Filmer, Thomas X.
31231961
Hendricks, Francis J.
32569855
Kaval, Stanely W.
36031824
Keiber, Albert G.
17116457
Kimble, Melvin H.
35760775
Labhart, Hoesli F.
6984107
Moody, Willie W.
33628019
Nelson, Raymond G.
36264563
Neuman, Edward J.
37665331
Norman, Raymond B.
34394889
Paskill, Daniel G.
33594186
Pelkey, Paul E.
33017171
Preston, Lewis W.
36119351
Samborowski, Leo G.
33463330
Seidel, Gerald E.
36825038
Stump, William A.
33426692
Switch, Steve
35768901
Sychak, Nick
33113957

       IRSCH-ZERF CAMPAIGN (14 February to 5 March 1945):
       

Byrne, William P., Jr.
0-1303845
Aust, Richard H.
0-1316362
Adams, Thomas W.
33113594
Alday, Hewey
34784163
Anderson, Leonhard O.
35062333
Briscoe, Lawrence L.
39831609
Corbett, Ernest T.
33922385
Davis, William F.
33138537
Dobeck, Henry J.
36470328
Dufour, Francis D.
16063201
Germain, Irvin L.
36314276
Gibbons, John B.
11116500
Gilbert, John R.
37456659
Gordon, James S., Jr.
36904900
Gratwohl, Henry L., Jr.
13053426
Hart, William H.
39096360
Huff, William H.
33407532
Johnston, Richard H.
35904854
Kachursky, Ernest J.
33704931
Kay, George A.
36987577
Kijanka, Stanley J.
31028172
Knight, Elwood
31471654
Lambert, Lawrence D.
15336694
Mapes, Edward I.
37467459
McGaughey, Russell A.
33768941
Meyers, Maurice L.
37144373
Miela, Joseph J.
36163130
Minor, Charles F., J.
12184280
Moynihan, Earl R.
37144495
Niblack, Jesse M.
18051884
Pitts, Arthur H.
34649162
Portell, Charles A.
37608110
Posey, Lloyd F.
35099052
Racette, Hubert H.
31200049
Ravitz, Adolph D.
20101948
Smith, Ellwood
39698439
Sorensen, Swen
36948715
Stoneburg, Ernest N.
42114869
Switay, Albin F.
33507732
Tomaso, John
31433138
Vickers, Joseph D, Jr.
13129607
Walters, Ted M.
36193084
Ward, Carl L.
35515315
Wheeler, Wallace W.
11084780
Willerton, Charles H, Jr.
36697749

       CAMPAIGN FROM 4 APRIL TO V-E DAY:
     

Hoffman, Thomas V.
35851517
Moore, William L.
34128017
Onstott, Carl F.
35851517

May their sacrifices and achievements be forever a symbol of what was necessary to preserve the American way of life, and by the grace of God, may the American people never forget them. If you are seeking further burial information on Rangers KIA please visit the Official Ranger Family Sons and Daughters website here.

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