3rd US Ranger Battalion
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History
Activated 25.05.1943
Inactivated 15.08.1944

Commanding Officer (CO)
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Maj. Herman W. Dammer
00.00.0000-31.01.1944 (KIA) Maj. Alvah M. Miller

Executive Officer (XO)
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. Alvah M. Miller

Battalion Staff
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Lt. Preston B. Hogue S-1
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. Leonard F. Dirks S-2
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. George P. Sunshine S-3
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. Gordon Keppel S-4
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Mst.-Sgt. Kenneth J. Munro Sergeant Major

Headquarter Company
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. William E. Lenning Commanding Officer (CO)
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Lt. Ray J. Glaze Executive Officer (XO)
00.00.0000-00.07.1943 (KIA) 1st Lt. Raymond F. Campell Platoon Leader
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Sgt. John S. Rembecki 1st Sergeant

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Infantry
A Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: 1st Lt. Charles L. Palumbo 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 2nd Lt. Earl O. Parish 00.00.0000-09.12.1943 (KIA)
Platoon Leader: 2nd Lt. Paul W. Johnston 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
1st Sergeant: 1st Sgt. Peter A. Vetcher 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
B Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: 1st Lt. Lawrence E. Decker 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Louis M. Harper 00.00.0000-00.01.1944 (KIA)
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. William L. Newman 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
1st Sergeant: 1st Sgt. Donald G. McCollam 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
C Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. Edward B. Kitchens (Jr.) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Clarence R. Meltsen 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. James R. Ellingsworth 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
D Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. Charles E. Cannon 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 2nd Lt. Ernest R. Jensen 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 2nd Lt. Morris M. Teague (Jr.) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
E Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. James J. Larkin 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. James A. McIssac (Jr.) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 2nd Lt. William M. Musegades 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
F Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: 1st Lt. Charles R. Jacobs 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 2nd Lt. Warren E. Evans 00.00.0000-00.01.1944 (POW)
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Otis W. Davey 00.00.0000-31.01.1944 (KIA)
1st Sergeant: 1st Sgt. Ronald L. Kunkle 00.00.0000-30.01.1944 (KIA)

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00.00.0000 6615th Ranger Force (Provisional)

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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