Twice a year, every year the 2nd Ranger Battalion gathers together to celebrate Esprit de Corps, enjoy fellowship as we as honor their lineage. We were excited to participate in an event celebrating the accomplishments of such a well known battalion. We always look for great opportunities to give back to those who have served and how that Omni Military Loans gives back to those who give their all.
Since September 11th, 2001, The 2nd Ranger Battalion have endured 18 Combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. about 3,500 active duty and retired military attended the event. Omni Military Loan’s General Manager of our Lakewood, WA Location, Jaime Eligio attended while also sponsoring the event.
Founded in 1943 in Tennessee, The 2nd Ranger Battalion is one of three Ranger Battalions belonging to the United States Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment. During World War II they took part in Operation Overlord, Also known as the Battle of Normandy, where the allied nations were able to successfully infiltrate western Europe. They also took part in the Battle of Brest as well as the Battle of Hurtgen Forest, but were unfortunately disbanded once the war was over.
After 29 years of hiatus the 2nd Battalion was reactivated in 1974 and were later inducted into the newly formed Operations Command, 75th Ranger Regiment. Since their reintroduction, the 2/75 Ranger Battalion has participated in Operation Urgent Fury in 1983 as well as Operation Just Cause to name a few.
Omni Military Loans was overjoyed to be able to participate such a memorable event and hoped all those who attended also had a wonderful night. We look forward to the next one.
-General Manager Jaime Eligio and his Wife
For more information on the 2/75 Ranger Battalion please visit their Wiki page at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Ranger_Battalion_(United_States)