This Senior Independent Study focuses on the role of the Army Rangers in World War II both at D-Day and the rescue mission at Cabanatuan. This paper also examines the evolution and legacy of the Army Rangers after their involvement in World War II. This project uses a collaboration of a wide array of sources to determine and discuss the significance of the utilization of a special operations force in during World War II. The first chapter of this Independent Study discusses the resurrection, preparation and role of the Army Rangers at the beginning of the United States involvement in the Western Front by focusing on their efforts in the D-Day operation. The second part of the Independent Study examines the role the Rangers played in the Pacific Theater, and the group’s significance in the rescue mission at Cabanatuan. The third part of the Independent Study focuses on the evolution of the Rangers following World War II and the legacy of those who served.
Smith, David, "The Role of the Army Rangers From D-Day to the Rescue Mission at Cabanatuan" (2016). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 7195.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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