U.S. Army Ranger 1983-2002 (Warrior Series): Sua Sponte - Of their own Accord

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This study of the US Army Ranger takes the reader through the distinct stages of training and acceptance, including the Ranger Indoctrination Program and Ranger Battalion training, and details the developments in Ranger weaponry, equipment and clothing since the early 1980s. Using first hand accounts, it shows what it was like to fight in Panama in 1989, in raid missions in Iraq in 1991 and Somalia in 1993, and brings the unit up to date with the 3rd Battalion's deployment to Afghanistan in Operation Enduring ...
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US Army Ranger 1983-2002: Sua Sponte # Of Their Own Accord

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Overview

This study of the US Army Ranger takes the reader through the distinct stages of training and acceptance, including the Ranger Indoctrination Program and Ranger Battalion training, and details the developments in Ranger weaponry, equipment and clothing since the early 1980s. Using first hand accounts, it shows what it was like to fight in Panama in 1989, in raid missions in Iraq in 1991 and Somalia in 1993, and brings the unit up to date with the 3rd Battalion's deployment to Afghanistan in Operation Enduring Freedom. It also covers the culture of the Rangers, from their special language and terminology, to the rites of passage that lie behind the formal training program.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841765853
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/20/2003
  • Series: Warrior Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,006,792
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Mir Bahmanyar served in the US Army from 1986-89, and currently is an independent film producer and writer. He received a BA in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and specializes in US Army Ranger history. Along with fellow ex-servicemen has set up www.suasponte.com, a site dedicated to the history of the Rangers. Mir lives in Los Angeles, California, with his Pitbull and Akita dogs.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2004

    Excellent!

    The author reveals in a 'as matter-of-fact' manner what an Army Ranger is all about. Very well-written; it gives the military aficionado, as well as the veteran, a clear account of the Ranger lifestyle... which goes beyond 'be all you can be!'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2003

    I have not read this book because it is not yet available

    I think this book sounds like a great information piece for the modern day ranger. I am a member of the first ranger battalion and I think that this sounds really good, I can't wait to read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2004

    Ranger Bahmanyar Gets It Right

    Having read both of Mir Bahmanyar's new books (including Darby's Rangers) I find they are concise volumes full of accurate information. The entries on Ranger training from the beginning of service are excellent, written as only one who was there could manage. Also liked the format of each book very much.

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