Kiwanis Club hears what it means to be an Army Ranger

Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 02:36 PM.

He said 85 percent of their work is done at night and work in teams of five to six men.

“One of the missions my son went on was to recover four vehicles that were ambushed and ended up in a firefight that lasted eight hours,” said David. “No one on his team was injured, thank God, and eight enemy soldiers were killed.”

After he was done speaking someone in the audience asked the difference between the Army Rangers and the Green Berets.

“They’re trained for specialized foreign tactics, like raids and training,” said David.

He was also asked the difference between Army Rangers and Navy SEALs.

“They’re really a surgical strike team that are trained at the ocean and tortured for weeks,” said David. “We affectionately call them World Class Athletes with Guns. They’re the ones that if you were being held hostage they can ambush a place and kill everyone that needed to be killed and leave those that need to be alive, alive; it’s far more surgical with them.”

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