RUDDER'S RANGERS is the story of the men of the United States Army's
2nd Ranger Battalion. The author, Ronald L. Lane, introduces the
commander, Lieutenant Colonel James Earl Rudder, and the men of the
battalion as they prepare for their exceptionally dangerous D-Day
mission: the assault on Omaha Beach and up the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc.
As a former Ranger himself, he expertly presents the Ranger's daring
attack on the treacherous Normandy beaches. He interviewed hundreds of
survivors and deftly weaved their thoughts with the facts into an
extraordinary true narrative. You will recognize that the
accomplishments of Rudder's Rangers were indeed great, as were their
What Others Are Saying:
"Rudder's Rangers is a great book on a great subject. I recommend it
without reservation or hesitation." - Stephen E. Ambrose, consultant to
the motion picture "Saving Private Ryan", author of N.Y. Times
bestsellers Citizen Soldiers and D-Day, June 6, 1944.
"Ron Lane has brought
the heroic performance of James Earl Rudder and his Rangers to life
with Rudder's Rangers. Ron's way of conveying the facts...is riveting.
The true story of courage, fortitude and the sheer will to succeed
should be an example of inspiration to anyone who strives for
excellence." - General William C. Westmoreland, United States Army
"Rudder's Rangers is the most vivid, powerful depiction of
the Ranger's attack on the Normandy cliffs yet!" - Leonard G. Lomell,
2nd Ranger Battalion and WWII Hall of Fame inductee
"If you want to know what it was like to make the assault on
Omaha Beach...read this mesmerizing, bullet-by-bullet account of the
first three days of Rudder's Rangers in battle in France in June, 1944"
- Lt. General Harold G. Moore, USA (Ret.), author of N.Y. Times
bestseller We Were Soldiers Once...and Young.
"Ron's outstanding story as told in Rudder's Rangers is one
a soldier can read and live with in reality. He knew how to express
what was in a Ranger's heart and why on was proud to be a Ranger...I
have always been very proud to have and show this book to my friends."
- Jay D. Northrup, President, Ranger Battalion Association WWII
About the Author:
Ronald L. Lane, was a
retired Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Army and graduate of West Point
Military Academy. He was an airborne ranger with the 101st Airborne
Division. Through his 21 year military career, he served all around the
world including three years in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam
conflict, three years in France, and six years in the Pentagon. Lane
was awarded the coveted Combat Infantryman's Badge and numerous other
American and foreign military decorations. He is laid to rest in
Arlington National Cemetery.
Those words, spoken by General Norman Cota on D-Day, 6 June 1944,
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suffered many casualties, but always they would accomplish their
mission - through France, Belgium, Luxembourg and finally Germany.
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