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The Ranger Hall of Fame honored 16 U.S. Army Rangers, and one honorary inductee, at an induction ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., July 13, 2022.

The Ranger Hall of Fame honored 16 U.S. Army Rangers, and one honorary inductee, at an induction ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., July 13, 2022. (Markeith Horace/U.S. Army)

The Ranger Hall of Fame added 17 names to its ranks at an induction ceremony for the hall’s 30th class on July 13 at Fort Benning, Ga.

The 16 inductees and one honorary inductee include: Lt. Gen. (R) Frank Helmick; Maj. Gen. (R) William Fuller; Col. (R) Gerald Cecil; Col. (R) Shawn Daniel; Chaplain (Col., R) Pat Hash; Capt. Winslow Stevens; Command Sgt. Maj. (R) Clyde Glenn; Command Sgt. Maj. (R) Chris Hardy; Command Sgt. Maj. (R) Jerry McClain; Command Sgt. Maj. (R) David Nethken; Sgt. Maj. (R) Joe Clark; Master Sgt. (R) Harold Montgomery; Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Celiz; Staff Sgt. Joe Williams; Cpl. Gabriel Kinney (Merrill’s Marauder, still living); Cpl. Richard Geer; and honorary inductee Vic Power.

The Ranger Hall of Fame was formed in 1992 in order to honor “the contributions of America’s most extraordinary Rangers,” according to the hall’s website. To be eligible for recognition, nominees must have served in a U.S. Army Ranger unit in combat or be a successful graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School, and must be deceased or have been separated or retired from active military service for at least three years at the time they are nominated.

Honorary inductees must have “made extraordinary contributions to Ranger units, the Ranger foundation, or the Ranger community in general,” according to the website.

Fewer than 200 Rangers have been inducted into the hall, according to a post on Fort Benning’s Facebook page announcing the inductees.

The Ranger Hall of Fame honored 16 U.S. Army Rangers, and one honorary inductee, at an induction ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., July 13, 2022.

The Ranger Hall of Fame honored 16 U.S. Army Rangers, and one honorary inductee, at an induction ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., July 13, 2022. (U.S. Army)


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