8th Ranger Battalion Patch
At the outbreak of war in Korea, a unique Ranger unit was formed. Headed by Second Lieutenant Ralph Puckett, the Eighth Army Ranger Company was created in August of 1950. It would serve as the role model for the rest of the Ranger units to be formed. Instead of being organized into self-contained battalions, the Ranger units of the Korean and Vietnam eras would be organized into companies and then attached to larger units, to serve as organic special operations units.
In addition to the special skills and techniques used by their fore bearers, the Ranger Infantry Companies added airborne assault to their repertoire. All Rangers within the companies were airborne qualified
Scroll type military spec color shoulder patch that reads '8th Ranger Bn'