Calling all Rangers.
The United States Mountain Ranger Association (USMRA) is hosting a Fish Fry, Critter Cookout and Fallen Ranger Memorial ceremony in conjunction with the 5th Ranger Training Battalion’s (5th RTB) Open House at Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega, Georgia 21-23 April 2017.
The USMRA is awarding a $1000.00 Scholarship to the daughter of Ranger Stephen Milton. Six Fallen Rangers will be honored at the Fallen Ranger Memorial ceremony. Six living former Ranger Instructors will also be honored with Ranger Planning Bay signs named in their honor.
Ranger School Graduates, Ranger Instructors and Rangers who have served in a Ranger unit in combat or those who are still serving our nation are all invited. There will be a special gathering of former Ranger Instructors who served at the Mountain Ranger Camp back in 1968-1974 during the Vietnam Era.
During the USMRA meeting and after the 5th RTB Rangers in Action Demonstration, there will be a fundraiser auction of donated items for the purpose of continuing USMRA’s support of the Ranger Community. Suggested auction items include: Ranger related mementoes, knives, outdoor gear, and other small items in good taste. Remember we are guests of the 5th RTB Commander. Please no yard sale items or junk. Auctioneer will have final decision on any items to be included in auction. All proceeds from auction will be added to the USMRA General Fund account.
Special 2017 Critter Cookout tee shirts will be available for purchase at the Overhang Club.
The USMRA Fish Fry is Friday afternoon 21 April is behind the Overhang NCO Club
There are several hundred fresh trout being prepared for your enjoyment.
On Saturday 22 April will be the main events. 5th RTB will be conducting their Rangers in Action Demonstration, Hand to Hand Combat exhibition, Weapons and equipment displays, Helicopter static displays and if the weather permits, High Altitude Parachuting Demonstration Jumps onto Mosby Army Airfield. Many other things to see and do will also be part of the 5th RTB Open House.
Critter Cookout will feature culinary delights of all types: You can try some alligator bites, venison chili, bear meat, elk, moose and other critter concoctions to delight your pallet. Hot dog and hamburgers also available for selective diets. Serving line will start around 1700 hrs. Donations to offset our costs are not required, but greatly appreciated.
Guests, Friends, Crusty Old Rangers, Young Rangers, Privates to General Officers please come enjoy Critter Cookout and the 5th RTB Open House with us 21-23 April. We hope to see you there. Rangers Lead the Way!