The U.S. Army Ranger Regiment has three Ranger battalions.
The Rangers can trace their history to the period prior to the
Revolutionary War. Ranger units were formed to fight during the
King Phillips War and the French and Indian Wars.
Darby's Rangers. During World War II Ranger units were
established to perform specialized missions. The first commander
of the WWII era Rangers was Colonel William O. Darby - thus the
Darby's Rangers. Darby was later killed in Italy.
Articles about U.S. Army Rangers
January 7, 2016.
"The history of Army Rangers from 1775 to now", We Are