2nd US Ranger Battalion "Rudder's Rangers"
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History
Activated 01.04.1943
Inactivated 23.10.1945

Commanding Officer (CO)
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Lt.-Col. James E. Rudder

Executive Officer (XO)
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Maj. George S. Williams

Battalion Staff
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Lt. Frank L. Kennard S-1
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. Harvey J. Cook S-2
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. Frank H. Coder S-3
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. James A. Malaney S-4
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. Walter E. Block Battalion Surgeon
00.00.0000-06.06.1944 (KIA) Mst.-Sgt. Robert N. Lemin Sergeant Major

Headquarter Company
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. James W. Wikner Commanding Officer (CO)
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. Frederick G. Wilkin Executive Officer (XO)
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Lt. James W. Eikner Communication Officer
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Lt. Conway E. Epperson Platoon Leader
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Lt. William G. Heaney Platoon Leader
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Lt. James R. McCullers Platoon Leader
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Lt. Elmer H. Vermeer Platoon Leader
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Sgt. John Erderly 1st Sergeant

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Infantry
A Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. Joseph A. Rafferty 00.00.0000-06.06.1944 (KIA)
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Robert T. Edlin 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Stanley E. White 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
1st Sergeant: 1st Sgt. Edward L. Sowa 00.00.0000-06.06.1944 (KIA)
B Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. Edgar L. Arnold 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Robert M. Brice 00.00.0000-06.06.1944 (KIA)
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Robert C. Fitzsimmons 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
1st Sergeant: 1st Sgt. Manning L. Rubenstein 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
C Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. Ralph E. Goranson 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. William D. Moody 00.00.0000-06.06.1944 (KIA)
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Sidney A. Salomon 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
1st Sergeant: 1st Sgt. Henry S. Golas 00.00.0000-06.06.1944 (KIA)
D Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. Harold K. Slater 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Morton L. McBride 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 2nd Lt. George F. Kerchner 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
1st Sergeant: 1st Sgt. Leonard G. Lomell 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
E Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. Richard P. Merrill 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Theodore E. Lapres (Jr.) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Joseph E. Leagans 00.00.0000-06.06.1944 (KIA)
1st Sergeant: 1st Sgt. Robert W. Lang 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
F Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. Otto Masny 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Jacob J. Hill 00.00.0000-06.06.1944 (KIA)
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Robert C. Arman 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Richard A. Wintz 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
1st Sergeant: 1st Sgt. Charles E. Frederick 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Sources & links: Mir Bahmanyar, Darby's Rangers (Osprey Warrior #69)
  Gordon L. Rottman, U.S. Army Rangers and LRRP Units 1942-87 (Osprey Elite #13)
  Ronald L. Lane, Rudder's Rangers (ISBN: 0934588007)
  Joanna M. McDonald, The Liberation of Point du Hoc (ISBN: 1888967064)
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