Seventeen Rangers were inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame Wednesday during a ceremony at Fort Benning, Georgia.
The ceremony was part of the 75th Ranger Regiment’s bi-annual change of command activities known as Ranger Rendezvous. This year’s class of inductees includes soldiers from World War II all the way through today’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of this year’s Hall of Famers are veterans of the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia, which was depicted in the iconic film “Black Hawk Down.”
Among the 17 soldiers inducted this year are two Medal of Honor recipients: retired Master Sgt. Leroy Petry and retired Navy Lt. Tommy Norris.