Columbus Pastor Inducted Into the Ranger Hall of Fame


 Each year a group of Ranger Veterans are inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame to honor and memorialize the contribution and spirit of Army Rangers. This years ceremony will take place on June 28, 2017, in Marshall Auditorium on Ft. Benning.

This year, one of the inductees is retired Chaplain Jeff Struecker, who currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia. Struecker served in the 75th Ranger Regiment for 10 years before serving as a Chaplain in the Airborne and Ranger units. He served in multiple forward areas earning numerous awards and commendations for valor in combat and for service in the US Army.

His experience in the Ranger Regiment radically changed the direction of his life. During combat in Somalia, Struecker made a life changing commitment to serve Jesus Christ, no matter the cost. He was commissioned as a Chaplain and spent the second portion of his career serving the men and women in Airborne and Ranger units.

The 2017 induction to the Ranger Hall of Fame is a great honor to Struecker.

“The Ranger Hall of Fame is a list of my heroes.” Struecker said. “I’m beyond honored to be counted among this group of American warriors.”

To be inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame, Rangers must be deceased or have been separated or retired from active military service for at least three years. Inductees must have served in a Ranger unit in combat or be a successful graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger course.


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