- Rangers Led the Way on D-Day, Maj. Gen. John Raaen Jr. (Ret.), Fall 2012
Retired Army Major General John C. Raaen Jr., graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1943. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers, he joined the newly activated 5th Ranger Battalion, landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He was awarded a Silver Star for his actions that day. Raaen recently published INTACT: A First-hand Account of the D-day Invasion from a Fifth Rangers Company Commander.