I may be a little late in getting this out but I’m excited to announce that I will again be the musical guest for the 5th Ranger Training Battalion Christmas party. As always the annual event will be held at ‘The Overhang’ which doubles as Camp Frank D. Merrill’s NCO club in Dahlonega, Georgia.
Camp Merrill is home to the “Mountain Training Phase”, one of three grueling schools which every Army Ranger must complete in order to earn the coveted Ranger Tab. I have a hard time expressing how honored I am just to be in the company of these Ranger Instructors all of whom have served and sacrificed in multiple deployments and have distinguished themselves with their unwavering service to our country.
The event is hosted by the Camp Frank Merrill Non-Commissioned Officers Association and their families. The association is a 501(c)(3) organization that does so much, not just for Wounded Warriors and other military charities but they also provide a lot of unsung support for many local people in the area as well. Knowing what I know about this fine organization makes it a thrill to have the opportunity to give a little something back.
I’m also looking forward to again getting to hang out with the patriarchs of the Ranger tradition, the men of the ‘US Mountain Ranger Association’. The Mountain Ranger Association is a group of former members and retirees who also continue to honor the tab with their good works. But mostly because I’ve learned the “old” Rangers are the ones who really know how to party.
So if you too are one of those people who are eagerly looking for a way to express your gratitude to the folks who really make this country work. Why not join me in letting the “RANGERS LEAD THE WAY” to a very, merry Christmas.