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US Mountain Ranger Association

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Planning Bay Honors

Pursuant to the constitution of the USMRA, especially that part which states: "…to honor and support those who are in keeping with the highest RANGER TRADITIONS," once again this year, we establish this day to honor those veteran instructors who have served with distinction here at Camp Frank D. Merrill (CFM) and are still serving as members of USMRA.

Each of these men has served as an instructor here at CFM or other historic locations of mountain Ranger training. Each honoree has devoted himself to service of our country in peace and in war. Each has trained those Ranger students under their charge and instilled in those students the highest traditions of the Ranger legacy, selfless leadership and the desire to serve our country.

Every student who attends Ranger training here at CFM participates in a planning phase before each training operation. Within the confines of CFM, the planning is conducted at one of six structures located throughout the camp that are known as "planning bays."

To honor these men and mark this occasion, today we are placing a sign on each of the six Ranger planning bays to honor this year’s veteran Ranger instructors who are still serving, each in his own way. These signs will be displayed at the planning bays for a period of one year, when a new group of six veteran CFM Ranger instructors will be likewise honored.

The honoree's name is placed in a replica of the traditional Ranger battalion scroll patch including the year each honoree became a Ranger. The scroll patch is laid on an olive green field in which the text of the Ranger Creed has been embossed.

The signs were designed by Ranger Brian Cunningham.

  • Jim Regan 1961
  • Sonny Martinez 1967
  • Luke Green 1978
  • Willie Nunez 1978
  • Charles Keith 1978
  • John Mott 1978
  • Buck Ferrand 1977
  • Doug Langston 1978
  • Joe Nowak 1978
  • Kevin Connell 1978
  • Frank Flores 1978
  • Glynn Webb 1978
  • James Charles 1977
  • Mike Ramsey 1977
  • Mark Kazmieczak 1975
  • Craig Polzin 1978
  • Phil Carey 1978
  • Rick Hollar 1978
  • Cecil Sager 1976
  • Edwin Davis 1976
  • Virgil Geiger 1977
  • Mike Tilson 1977
  • Doug Halverson 1977
  • Alan Vierra 1977
  • Steve Hawk 1975
  • Mark Jordan 1975
  • Jimmy Owens 1976
  • Joe Mattison 1976
  • Rick Lorimor 1976
  • William Manning 1976
  • Andy Anderson 1972
  • Vic Rosentreter 1973
  • Charles Plumley 1973
  • Herbert Baugh 1974
  • Robert Wahlberg 1975
  • George Horton III 1975
  • Steve Bishop 1971
  • Tony Delp 1972
  • Ronald McElliott 1972
  • Scott Oswald 1972
  • Dean Papka 1972
  • Jerry Roberts 1972
  • David McClain 1971
  • Thomas Joyner 1971
  • Michael Vick 1972
  • Steven Beltran 1972
  • Charles DeJarnett 1972
  • William Janous 1972
  • Thomas Brock 1970
  • Roger Honeyager 1970
  • Donald Hughes 1970
  • William Miller 1970
  • Ted Tilson 1971
  • Edmond Nelson 1971
  • Kenneth Davenport 1959
  • Robert Wages 1969
  • Thompson Terrell 1969
  • Robert K. Suchke 1969
  • Douglas McCabe 1970
  • Emmett Hiltibrand 1970