5th US Ranger Battalion "Schneider's Rangers"
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History
Activated 21.07.1943
Inactivated 22.10.1945

Commanding Officer (CO)
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Lt.-Col. Max F. Schneider

Executive Officer (XO)
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Maj. Richard P. Sullivan

Battalion Staff
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. Edmund J. Butler S-1
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. William P. Byrne (Jr.) S-2
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. Hugo W. Hefflfinger S-3
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. William F. Murray S-4
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. Joseph H. Hilsman (Jr.) Battalion Surgeon
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Mst.-Sgt. Robert P. Davis Sergeant Major

Headquarter Company
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 Capt. John C. Raaen (Jr.) Commanding Officer (CO)
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Lt. Howard E. Van Riper Executive Officer (XO)
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Lt. Louis J. Gombosi Communications Officer
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 2nd Lt. Quentin L. Knollenberg Platoon Leader
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Lt. Richard J. Nee Platoon Leader
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Lt. Jack A. Snyder Platoon Leader
00.00.0000-00.00.0000 1st Sgt. Alvie A. Pugh 1st Sergeant

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Infantry
A Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. 1st Lt. Charles H. Parker (Jr.) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Aloysius Wybroski 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Stanly D. Zelepsky 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
1st Sergeant: 1st Sgt. Morris E. Mooberry 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
B Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. George P. Whittington (Jr.) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Bernard M. Pepper 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 2nd Lt. Matthew Gregory 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
1st Sergeant: 1st Sgt. Avery J. Thornhill 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
C Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. Wilmer K. Wise 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 2nd Lt. John J. Reville 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 2nd Lt. Jay H. Mehaffey 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
1st Sergeant: 1st Sgt. Thomas T. Sloboda 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
D Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. George R. Miller 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Francis W. Dawson 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 2nd Lt. Philip V. Thomas 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
1st Sergeant: 1st Sgt. Charles W. Bolmer 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
E Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. Edward S. Luther 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Rayford E. Dendy 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Dee C. Anderson 00.00.0000-06.06.1944 (KIA)
1st Sergeant: 1st Sgt. Sandy Martin (Jr.) 00.00.0000-07.06.1944 (KIA)
F Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
CO: Capt. William M. Runge 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. Frank E. Zidjunas 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Platoon Leader: 1st Lt. William J. Mulligan 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
1st Sergeant: 1st Sgt. Howard A. McDonald 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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