Indiana Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Honoring Indiana Rangers on 50th Anniversary of Return from Vietnam

July 23, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Representatives Pete Visclosky (D-IN-01), Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02), Jim Banks (R-IN-03), Jim Baird (IN-04), Susan Brooks (R-IN-05), Greg Pence (R-IN-06), André Carson (D-IN-07), Larry Bucshon M.D. (R-IN-08), and Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN-09) introduced legislation honoring the 50th Anniversary of the return of the Indiana Rangers.

 

“Fifty years ago, our brave Indiana Rangers returned home from Vietnam,” said Senator Todd Young. “I’m proud to join the Indiana delegation in honoring these Hoosier heroes who served our nation, as well as those who made the ultimate sacrifice and did not return.”

 

“The Indiana Rangers valiantly fought in the Vietnam War with grit and honor protecting our state and country, and we honor their sacrifice on the 50th anniversary of their return,” said Senator Mike Braun.   

 

“The Indiana Rangers are the only National Guard Infantry unit to serve in Vietnam as a unit and are the most decorated company during a one-year period; they fought with exceptional courage to defend our freedom,” said Representative Jim Baird. “On behalf of all Hoosiers, I am proud and honored to see Congress recognize their bravery and valor against a hostile enemy.”

 

“It is an honor to recognize the 50th anniversary of the return of the Indiana Rangers. The Indiana Rangers fought with bravery and honor in the Vietnam War to protect our great nation, and we must continue to recognize their service and sacrifices," said Dr. Larry Bucshon M.D.

 

“I want to thank Sen. Braun and Rep. Baird for taking the initiative to introduce this important legislation in the 116th Congress.  I am proud to stand with my fellow Indiana colleagues in supporting this legislation and honoring our brave and selfless Indiana Rangers," said Representative Pete Visclosky.

 

“50 years ago today, some of Indiana’s finest sons, the Indiana Rangers, returned home from Vietnam. Their valor, grit, and patriotism have come to define what it means to be a Hoosier.  May we all strive to live up to their example," said Representative Jim Banks.

 

“Our nation’s Vietnam War veterans did not receive the thanks and recognition they deserved,” said Representative Susan Brooks. “Today, I’m proud to honor our brave Indiana Rangers on the 50th anniversary of their return home from the Vietnam War for their courageous service to our great state and country.”

 

“As we mark the 50th Anniversary of their return home from Vietnam, I’m honored to recognize the valiant service and sacrifice of the Indiana Rangers,” said Representative Greg Pence. “I’m proud to stand with the entire Indiana delegation to highlight the courage and bravery of our fellow Hoosiers.”

 

“Hoosiers are grateful to our brave service members, past and present, who answered our nation’s call to serve,” Representative Jackie Walorski said. “As we mark 50 years since the Indiana Rangers returned home from Vietnam, we honor the sacrifice of these courageous Hoosiers and all who have put their lives on the line to defend our freedom.”

 

"The Indiana Rangers’ bravery and courage are testaments to what all Americans have come to expect from Hoosiers: a dedication to country, a commitment to public service, and a willingness to sacrifice for our nation’s strength and prosperity. I’m pleased to introduce this resolution honoring them alongside my Indiana delegation colleagues in the Senate and the House," said Representative André Carson. 

 

BACKGROUND

This bipartisan, bicameral legislation honors our Indiana Rangers on their 50th Anniversary of their return. “The Indiana Rangers and all members of the armed forces who served in the Vietnam War continue to be held in the highest possible regard by their community and the United States; we honor the service of this unit on the 50th anniversary of the return of the Indiana Rangers; and for the many that were willing to sacrifice for the United States, and the many that did not return home, the United States was preserved and will continue to prosper.”