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Robert W. Black

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Robert W. Black is a retired U.S. Army colonel who served in Vietnam and with the 8th Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne) in the Korean War. Parachute and glider qualified, twice the recipient of the combat Infantry Badge, he was awarded the Silver Star, three Bronze Stars—two for valor and one for meritorious service—the Legion of Merit, the Air Medal, and sixteen other awards and decorations. He was the founding president of the Airborne Ranger Association of the Korean War and was inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame in 1995. He is the author of Rangers in Korea and Rangers in World War II and is currently writing the definitive history of the Rangers over the past four hundred years and a book on Rangers in the American Civil War. He lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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A Ranger Born
A Memoir of Combat and Valor from Korea to Vietnam
Written by Robert W. Black


Format: Paperback, 396 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: November 4, 2003
Price: $7.99

Even as a boy growing up amid the green hills of rural Pennsylvania, Robert W. Black knew he was destined to become a Ranger. With their three-hundred-year history of peerless courage and independence of spirit, Rangers are a uniquely American brand of soldier, one foot in the military, one in the... Read more >
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A Ranger Born
A Memoir of Combat and Valor from Korea to Vietnam
Written by Robert W. Black


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $7.99

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Rangers in Korea

Written by Robert W. Black


Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: October 30, 1989
Price: $7.99

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Rangers in Korea

Written by Robert W. Black


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $7.99

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Rangers in World War II

Written by Robert W. Black


Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: February 23, 1992
Price: $7.99

From the deadly shores of North Africa to the invasion of Sicily to the fierce jungle hell of the Pacific, the contribution of the World War II Ranger Battalions far outweighed their numbers. They were ordinary men on an extraordinary mission, experiencing the full measure of the fear, exhaustion, and heroism... Read more >
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Rangers in World War II

Written by Robert W. Black


Format: eBook
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $7.99

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