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Us Army's First, Last, and Only All-Black Rangers: The 2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne) in the Korean War, 1950-1951

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Finalist, 2009, Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award

The 2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne) was the first and only all-black Ranger unit in the history of the United States Army. The company's life span covered ten months, from selection and training through a seven-month combat deployment in Korea, after which the unit was deactivated. The 2nd and 4th Ra
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Hardcover, 232 pages
Published June 23rd 2009 by Savas Beatie (first published October 2008)
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Rena Jane
Feb 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent story of the 2nd Ranger Infantry (Airborne) in Korea. These guys had such courage, heart and devotion. The general story is told first, of about three of their most serious battles, and then there are individual stories that each of the main characters told. Also, the book includes a list of all the members of their company and where they are now, if it is known.

I enjoyed this book. The fellowship and cooperation of the men with each other and the courage and devotion all
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Keith
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Master Sgt. Edward L. Posey's book detailing the 2nd Ranger Company's service in Korea is enlightening. It is a little-none story of black troops who were specially trained. The 2nd Ranger Company faced both attacks from communists and unfavorable attitudes by high-ranking officials like General Ned Almond, who was a infamous for his racist attitudes dating back to his command of the 92nd Div. During WWII. ...more
Kenneth Flusche
Sep 10, 2014 rated it liked it
A good book, an interesting book, a good subject, but it was written a little dry, the author admits the daily reports had errors and human memory is flawed, but sometimes a little excitement a few errors help the flow of the story. Wish someone would take this book and write fiction based on fact adventure story.
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