CHARLOTTE, NC – With Honor Action praises the bipartisan passage of the United States Army Rangers Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act. About 16 million Americans served in the US military during World War II. Just 7,000 were Rangers. They were known for spearheading invasions from Africa to D-Day in Normandy and liberating many prisoners from Nazi concentration camps. As of 2021 only 19 World War II Army Rangers were living.
“Thank you to the bipartisan For Country Caucus members and veterans for driving this legislation forward in the House and making it possible for us to honor our brave World War II Army Rangers,” said Rye Barcott, CEO and Co-Founder of With Honor Action. “Their selfless service and courage on the battlefield merit the long overdue Congressional Gold Medal and our nation’s enduring gratitude. Sua sponte.”
The majority of For Country Caucus (FCC) members, which With Honor Action works alongside, contributed to the passage. FCC members Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06), Congresswoman Marianette Miller Meeks (IA-02), and Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-06) introduced the bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives.
“As a 24-year Army veteran, I am thrilled to see our bipartisan resolution has now passed both chambers of Congress and is ready to become law. The brave young men who served in the first Ranger Battalions served their country with honor and courage,” said Miller-Meeks. “The Congressional Gold Medal is the least we can do to honor the legacy of these heroes. We will never forget their service and sacrifice.”