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Ranger memorial receives highest honors

By WTOC Staff

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The 1st Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment Memorial at Hunter Army Airfield received highest honors from the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Primary recipients were Thomas & Hutton Engineering, who donated the design and construction supervision for the memorial.

Today they shared the recognition with those who led the effort to build the Memorial and of course with the rangers.

"We're so proud," said Ranger Memorial Board president Dave Ermer. "I'm proud. And all the people on the board are proud. The Rangers are proud."

"I know so many of these Rangers and their lovely families and their just the greatest Americans I've ever met, God bless them all," said Ranger Memorial Board vice president Richard Eckburg.

"I think this place lends inspiration," said Lt. Col. Brian Mennes. "I think it connects us to the community. I think as we enter this long war to say continually that America is not going to forget our Rangers not going to forget the sacrifice made by the men who passed away. Not going to forget their families."

The memorial honors Rangers who died in combat or training since the Battalion's reactivation on Hunter Army Airfield in 1974.

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