Colonel Robert W. Black
During the Korean War one Airborne Ranger Company of five officers and 107 enlisted men was assigned to each Infantry and Cavalry Division in the Army. The company mission was to infiltrate through enemy line and attack command posts, artillery, tank parks, and key communication centers. The Rangers were highly trained in close combat, weapons, demolitions, day and night reconnaissance and combat patrolling, ambush and raids. Ranger operations were primarily forward of friendly lines. On arrival in Korea the 8th Airborne Rangers were attached to the 24th Infantry Division.
Decorated during his three campaigns in Korea, Black was commissioned in 1954. He fought in five campaigns in Vietnam again was decorated (sic). Parachute and Glider qualified, he holds two awards of the Combat infantry
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Location. 40° 12.283′ N, 77° 9.509′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Specialist Fourth Class Robert D. Law (here, next to this marker); Lieutenant Colonel William Orlando Darby (here, next to this marker); General Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion (a few steps from this marker); Stations Upon the Road (within shouting distance of this marker); A Century of Protection (within shouting distance of this marker); Smallpox (within Smallpox (within shouting distance of this marker); Pine Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
Categories. • War, Korean • War, Vietnam •
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