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koz
04-26-2010, 14:36
RIP warriors.
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http://news.soc.mil/releases/News%20Archive/2010/April/100425-01.html

U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, April 25, 2010)—Two U.S. Army Rangers were killed in action April 23 during combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom while assigned to Company D, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.

Sgt. Ronald Alan Kubik, 22, a native of Brielle, N.J. and Sgt. Jason Anthony Santora, 25, a native of Massapequa Park, N.Y were both seriously wounded in a engagement with an enemy force in Logar Province, Afghanistan.

Both Rangers were treated immediately by unit medical personnel and evacuated to the nearest treatment facility. They later succumbed to their wounds.

Sgt. Kubik, enlisted in the U.S. Army in Philadelphia, Pa., in March 2007. He served in 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment for more than two years as an assistant machine gunner and as a rifle team leader with Company D.

Sgt. Santora, 25, a native of Massapequa Park, N.Y., enlisted in the U.S. Army in Fort Hamilton, N.Y. in March 2006. He served in 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment for more than three years as a mortar platoon ammunition bearer in Headquarters and Headquarters Company and as a rifle team leader with Company D.


“Sergeant Kubik and Sergeant Santora were Warriors, true Patriots and absolute Heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our Nation,” said Col. Michael E. Kurilla, commander, 75th Ranger Regiment. “They were the epitome of the Ranger Fire Team Leader – fearless, leading from the front, and always concerned for their men. Winston Churchill said it best, “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.”

Sgt. Kubik was on his third deployment in support of the War on Terror with one previous deployment to Iraq and one to Afghanistan.

Sgt. Santora was on his fourth deployment in support of the War on Terror with one previous deployment to Afghanistan and two deployments to Iraq.

“Sergerants Kubik and Santora were Ranger leaders of the highest caliber and brothers-in-arms who died fighting together,” said Col. Dan Walrath, commander of 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. “Their actions exemplify the fighting spirit of the Army Rangers and we will be eternally grateful for the examples they gave us in life.”

Sgt. Kubik is survived by his father Ronald A. Kubik of Hazlet, N.J., his mother Eileen M. Kubik of Pleasant, N.J., and his sister Amy L. Kubik of Brielle, N.J.

Sgt. Santora is survived by his father Gary Santora of Medford, N.Y., his mother Theresa Santora of Massapequa, N.Y., his sister, Gina Santora of Medford, N.Y., and his uncle Ralph Fico of Massapequa Park, N.Y.

Click here for Sgtt. Kubik's bio. (http://news.soc.mil/Memorial%20Wall/Bios/Kubik%20bio.pdf)

Click here for Sgt. Santora's bio. (http://news.soc.mil/Memorial%20Wall/Bios/Santora_bio.pdf)

f50lrrp
04-26-2010, 14:49
RIP, Brother Rangers. RLTW Mike

Razor
04-26-2010, 15:00
Rest easy, Rangers.

The Reaper
04-26-2010, 15:03
RIP, Rangers.

Thank you for your service.

TR

rdret1
04-26-2010, 15:05
Rest in Peace Rangers.

orion5
04-26-2010, 15:09
Sirs- thank you for your service. You served fearlessly, now rest in peace.

o5

Tatonka316
04-26-2010, 15:36
Rest in Peace Rangers. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You will always be missed and NEVER forgotten.

molon labe

robert2854
04-26-2010, 15:53
RIP-GOD BLESS YOUR SACRIFICES








I WANT TO BE AN AIRBORNE RANGER LIVING A LIFE OF BLOOD, AND GUTS, AND DANGER--YOU CERTAINLY DID BROTHERS

Green Light
04-26-2010, 15:57
Warriors to the end. Well done, brothers.

MeC86
04-26-2010, 16:35
Thank you for your service, RIP

Defender968
04-26-2010, 17:05
Rest easy Warriors, your sacrifice will not be forgotten .

Stras
04-26-2010, 17:28
RIP Brothers...

RLTW

Riott_Earp
04-26-2010, 17:50
RIP Rangers. You will not be forgotten.

ZonieDiver
04-26-2010, 17:54
Rest In Peace, Rangers.

caveman
04-26-2010, 19:13
RIP, Rangers.

akv
04-27-2010, 01:04
RIP, and Thank You

Goggles Pizano
04-27-2010, 06:35
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, Amen.
In pace requiescat Rangers. Thank you for your service and dedication.
Dominus vobiscum.

SFSalRet08
04-27-2010, 07:40
RIP brothers. Thank you for your service and sacrifices you have made to keep America and Americans safe! RLTW!

Red Flag 1
04-27-2010, 11:14
Rest In Peace Rangers!

deezy175
04-27-2010, 19:59
RIP Brothers. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Prayers to family and friends.

JJ_BPK
04-27-2010, 20:37
RIP Warriors, Vaya con Dios..

MtnGoat
04-28-2010, 10:08
RIP Brothers. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Prayers to family and friends.
Blue skies and soft landings!!!

Rogue
04-28-2010, 10:32
Rest in Peace

craigepo
04-28-2010, 11:33
Go with God

Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps, of my Ranger Regiment.

Acknowledging the fact that a Ranger is a more elite soldier, who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a Ranger my country expects me to move further, faster, and fight harder, than any other soldier.

Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong, and morally straight. And I will always shoulder more than my share of the task, whatever it may be. 100% and then some.

Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well-trained soldier. My courtesy to superior officers, neatness of dress, and care of equipment shal set the example for others to follow.

Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle, for I am better trained, and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy, and under no circumstances will I ever embarass my country.

Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission though I be the lone survivor.

RANGERS LEAD THE WAY

Brush Okie
04-28-2010, 13:33
RIP

echoes
04-28-2010, 17:53
Rest In Peace Rangers.:(

Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Holly

hollywood40
04-29-2010, 04:39
RIP Rangers

greenberetTFS
04-29-2010, 08:52
God bless,Rest in Peace,Warriors..........................:(

Big Teddy

Speedgod
04-29-2010, 11:21
RIP Warriors.


SG

ABN_X-Ray_Tech
07-14-2010, 02:12
I remember vividly when you guys came in. We tried our best to save you. May God have mercy on your souls.
Psalms 23

LongWire
07-14-2010, 05:23
RIP Brothers...........RLTW

MK262
07-14-2010, 19:28
RIP Warriors.

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

SF_BHT
07-14-2010, 20:43
Rest in Peace Rangers.......

pjg45
07-14-2010, 21:27
RIP Rangers. RLTW