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Tullahoma in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)


2nd Ranger Bn         5th Ranger Bn

Rangers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, November 11, 2009
1. Rangers Marker
Inscription.  On January 8, 1943 2nd Army commenced an intensive training course to train Rangers at Camp Forrest. Tennessee.

The 2nd Ranger Battalion was formed on April 1, 1943 by Lt. Col. W. C. Saffrans. Later these Rangers were trained and led by Major J. E. Rudder.

The 5th Ranger Bn was activated September 1, 1943 under Lt. Col O. H. Carter. Later the unit was trained and led by Major Max Schneider.

Both Battalions were later trained at Fort Pierce, Fla, in New Jersey and Great Britain.

On June 6th, 1944 the 2nd and 5th Ranger Battalions "Led the Way" at Omaha Beach, scaled the cliffs at Point du Hoc, and spearheaded the invasion across Europe.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1791.
Location. 35° 21.525′ N, 86° 11.05′ W. Marker is in Tullahoma, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker is on Arnold Center Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tullahoma TN 37388, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Forrest Monument (here, next to this marker);
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Coffee County / Franklin County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Forrest (approx. 1.3 miles away); Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (approx. 1.3 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Army of Tennessee (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tullahoma.
Also see . . .  United States Army Rangers from Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 14, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,414 times since then and 113 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 11, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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