To Fight With Intrepidity / Edition 2

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Ranger qualified Lieutenant Colonel John Lock provides the first complete chronicle of the elite U.S. Army Rangers in this second, revised edition.
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What People Are Saying

Stephen E. Ambrose
A fine tribute to a great outfit. From the Revolution to the present, the U.S. Army Rangers have been at the cutting edge. Lock tells the story with skill and passion.--Stephen E. Ambrose, Historian and author of Band of Brothers
Colin L. Powell
A fascinating and informative history of the most elite of the Army's troops. A good read for any student of the warrior ethic.--General Colin L. Powell, U.S. Army (Ret)
Bob Dole
This work of Lieutenant Colonel John Lock puts the reader on the front lines with some of the most courageous men in history-the U.S. Army Rangers. To Fight with Intrepidity... provides a compelling look at a very vital combat force.--Bob Dole
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587360640
  • Publisher: Wheatmark, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Edition description: SECOND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 580
  • Product dimensions: 1.44 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 1
Praise for JD Lock’s To Fight with Intrepidity… 3
Introduction 5
The Ranger Creed 7

CHAPTER 1 Pre-American Revolution 9
CHAPTER 2 Rogers’ Rangers: The Beginning-1755 15
CHAPTER 3 Rogers’ Rangers: Campaign of 1756 23
CHAPTER 4 Rogers’ Rangers: Campaign of 1757 33
CHAPTER 5 Rogers’ Rangers: Campaign of 1758 55
CHAPTER 6 Rogers’ Rangers: Campaign of 1759 77
CHAPTER 7 Rogers’ Rangers: Campaign of 1760 97
CHAPTER 8 Rogers’ Rangers: Campaign of 1761 109
CHAPTER 9 Rogers’ Rangers: Beyond the French and Indian War 119
CHAPTER 10 The Temporary Revival of Rogers’ Rangers 125
CHAPTER 11 The American Revolution: The Queen’s & King’s Rangers 129
CHAPTER 12 The American Revolution: Francis Marion-the “Swamp Fox“ 137
CHAPTER 13 Post-Revolutionary War Years 173
CHAPTER 14 The American Civil War: John S. Mosby-Mosby’s Rangers 175
CHAPTER 15 World War II 221
CHAPTER 16 Korean Conflict 271
CHAPTER 17 Vietnam Conflict 291
CHAPTER 18 Formation of the 75th Ranger Regiment 383
CHAPTER 19 Iran: Operation Eagle Claw (Desert One) 387
CHAPTER 20 Grenada: Operation Urgent Fury 395
CHAPTER 21 Panama: Operation Just Cause 413
CHAPTER 22 Persian Gulf War: Operation Desert Shield/Storm 431
CHAPTER 23 Somalia: The Creed in Action 433
CHAPTER 24 Ranger Lessons Learned 497

Appendix A The ‘Truth’ Behind Rogers’ Rangers Standing Orders 501
Appendix B Rogers’ Rules of Discipline 503
Appendix C Rogers’ Rangers Standing Orders 509
Appendix D Battle Honors of Rogers’ Rangers 511
Appendix E Korean War Ranger Units 513
Appendix F Vietnam War 515
Appendix G 75th Ranger Regiment Lineage & Honors 517
Appendix H Ranger Medal of Honor Recipients 521
Appendix I Medal Honor of Certificate 525

Bibliography 527
Index 533
About the Author 561
Endorsements for The Coveted Black and Gold 563
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2007

    A must read For all military enthusiasts

    Being a Retired Army LTC,and a Ranger makes 'John D Lock' highly qualifyed to write this very inclusive history of the U.S.Rangers, from inception in 1622 through and including the famous ' Blackhawk Down ' incident. To any student of Military works, and in specific the U.S. Rangers [you cant find a work better than this]!

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