Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Chief Warrant Officer Four Cleveland Valrey’s is inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame for his distinguished military career which began at age sixteen in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the United States Air Force. After three years he enlisted in the Army for Airborne Training in 1949. When the call was made for volunteers to be trained as Army Rangers, he eagerly submitted his name and became one of the original members of 2nd Airborne Ranger Infantry Company. He participated in all company campaigns and raids from the time that the 2nd Airborne Ranger Company arrived in Korea until the company was deactivated in August 1951. Serving as Assistant Squad Leader when his Squad Leader was killed in action, he assumed command of the squad and conducted numerous patrols, raids and deep penetration operations against North Korean and Chinese forces. (Click) Chief Warrant Officer (4) Cleveland Valrey
(Click) Defection of Cleveland Valrey Jr.