memory of Ranger Thomas Herring-30
"C" Company, 5th
Ranger Battalion, World War II
who led the way
Arlington National Cemetery:
2:00pm Tuesday August
1:30pm Meet at the Main Office
at Arlington with Full Military Honors
Please let Frank South and/or Jane Herring know
you are coming. We are trying to arrange
reception following, but need a head count.
Email Frank South at:
2650 Jefferson Davis Highway
Phone: 703 684-7200
funeral rate of $119 plus tx
block of rooms under "Tom Herring")
$10 parking w/in and out privileges
shuttle to/from Ronald Reagan Airport
Airport is 1 mi from Hotel
Arlington Cemetery is 2 miles
be sent to:
Memorial Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 53369
Ft. Benning, GA 31995-3369
Ranger Thomas E
Herring is identified as an Honorary Member of the
75th Ranger Regiment for his outstanding service as
a Ranger during World War II, as an original member
of the 5th Ranger Battalion, and for his dedicated
service as National and Chapter Secretary, Ranger
Battalions Association, WWII; President and
Executive Vice President, U.S. Army Ranger
joined the 5th Ranger Battalion when it was
activated at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, September
1943. He was a Mortar Squad Leader when he hit the
beach at Normandy where the motto,
"Rangers Lead The
fought with the battalion in all of its major
campaigns. He was hospitalized in November 1944 and forced
to leave the battalion. Ranger Herring was
discharged from the Army in February 1945.
like many returning veterans, Tom Herring entered
college under the GI Bill. He graduated from the
University of Florida as a Graduate Engineer in
February 1950. He worked in international
construction for 40 years, retiring as an Estimating
Manager responsible for major construction projects
from $1 million to over $300 million dollars. In his
construction career, Herring worked in 38 countries
throughout the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia
and North America.
has given his talents and dedication to the Ranger
community by serving as Ranger Battalions WWII
Chapter Secretary since 1986 and its National
Secretary since 1995. During 1988 through 1990, he
demonstrated even more outstanding leadership
ability while serving as President, U.S. Army Ranger
Association and is considered to be the wise
mentor of that association's national officers.
Ranger Thomas E.
Herring is a living example of the Ranger Creed. His
contributions as a young enlisted Ranger who crossed
the beaches of Normandy and fought across the
continent of Europe in WWII to save the world from
tyranny are an indelible part of Ranger heritage and
history. Throughout his civilian career and through
his leadership positions in two Ranger associations,
most especially his assistance in revitalizing the
U.S. Army Ranger Association, he has distinguished
himself as a Ranger who has the ability to fight on
to the Ranger objective, while never leaving a
fallen comrade on the field of battle. His everyday
service to these Ranger associations reflect that
day on the beach when "Rangers Lead The Way" became
a way of life.
You will be
missed, Ranger Tom!
Ranger Memorial Foundation
photo to purchase a stone)
Ranger Family wishes to
condolences to those
families who had a Ranger
Killed In Action.
Ranger is listed on the
Ranger Wall, appropriately
on Sacrifice Field,
we can help you locate Ranger
or their families, please
II Ranger Wall
Battalions Association of WWII
Memorials and Museums
D-day Museum and Memorials
War II Links
to Cemetery Sites:
for KIA in World War II
brief introduction and history
the exploits of the WW II Rangers
the time the U.S. became involved in WWII, most of Europe was
engulfed and occupied by Nazi German troops. The First Ranger
Battalion was formed at the onset of U.S. involvement in this
conflict as an elite unit modeled after the British Commandos.
They were highly and rigorously trained to attack in the dead
of night from the least likely route.
Rangers were trained in cliff climbing and speed marches
enabling them to infiltrate deep behind enemy lines on foot.
Their surprise night attacks often followed 30 mile treks deep
into enemy territory. They were also trained in amphibious
landings where they would infiltrate from the sea.
highly trained soldier was strictly volunteer. Each was chosen
not only on his merits of physical strength and endurance, but
also for his intelligence and ability to think on his feet.
The Ranger was expected to act independently and also survive
on nothing more than his wits, while accomplishing operations
miles behind enemy lines.
were six Ranger Battalions during WWII. Each Battalion was
comprised of approximately 500 men. Of the more than 15
million people who served in the armed forces in WWII,
3000 were Rangers (estimated at 6000-7000 with
replacements). Every Ranger sees himself as a part of one
unit, the Band of Ranger Brothers.
men are legends and heroes. If you are the relative of one of
these extraordinary Rangers, you are one of the fortunate few.
This is a glowing part of your heritage. Be proud!
U.S. Army Ranger is alive and well in our contemporary
military. Today's Rangers are known as the 75th Ranger
Regiment and are the first line of defense for the U.S. These
Rangers follow in the footsteps of their mentors and heroes,
the WWII Rangers. Today's soldier carries the responsibility
to uphold the tradition and integrity of
their WWII counterparts. They do so with honor, pride, and
brief history of each Battalion is included on this web site
to help you realize the significant role your Ranger's
Battalion played in WWII. The
S&D wishes to thank the Rangers who have summarized each
Battalion's history as only a Ranger can. We are honored to
have these histories in their own words and wish to thank each
of them for the time they put into documenting them.
We have discovered another Ranger
a similar web address to ours.
is the home of the
Ranger Regiment Family.
War II Ranger Family)
Ranger Regiment Families)
website is dedicated to the World War II Rangers by their
proud Sons&Daughters. Our purpose is to support our
Rangers and also to educate, inform, locate, and unite Ranger