5th Ranger Company (United States)

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5th Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne)
Scroll of the 5th ranger company
Active November 20, 1950 - 1 August 1951
Country  United States of America
Allegiance United States Army
Branch Active duty
Type Ranger light infantry
Role Irregular warfare
Size Company
Part of Eighth United States Army
Garrison/HQ Pusan, South Korea
Engagements Korean War
Captain John C. "Nail" Scagnelli

The 5th Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne) was an airborne trained light infantry unit of the United States Army during the Korean War. The 5th Rangers being trained by the 3rd Ranger Company as part of the second cycle of Ranger companies at Fort Benning, Georgia. Which also consist of the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Ranger Companies.[1] During training the 5th Rangers received winter training at Fort Carson, Colorado.

The 5th Rangers were assigned to the US Army's 25th Infantry Division from April 31, 1951, to its inactivation on August 1, 1951.[2]


  1. ^ Bohrer, David. America's Special Forces. Zenith Imprint. 
  2. ^ Fike, Emmett E. (1990). Hagerman, Bart, ed. U.S.A. Airborne: 50th Anniversary, 1940-1990. Turner Publishing Company. p. 316. ISBN 9780938021902.