One of the strongest of human desires over the years is the desire to belong. To feel like you have a place to be yourself. To have people you can depend on. Those who have served in the military, and specifically the special operations world, know this feeling. Members of the 75th Ranger Regiment know this feeling. Unfortunately, too many also know what it is like to leave that place, that sense of belonging, that Brotherhood. For years Rangers have ridden together, into battle and recreationally. Robert Rogers Rangers riding into battle on horseback, World War II Rangers riding through the countryside on their motorcycles after returning home from years in theatre, or modern day Rangers riding helicopters into the dusty horizons of the middle east. We ride together. For those who have ended their time in service, the desire to ride with our Brothers has diminished not at all. Nor has the camaraderie we felt standing shoulder to shoulder as we watched a fallen Brother make the journey home. This Brotherhood is borne out of risking our lives for the benefit of others, by defending our country, and by helping those we care about. This camaraderie and feeling of belonging has been found in few places throughout the years. It is not something that everyone, or even a large number of people, ever experience. And for those who have experienced it, it is not something you ever wish to leave. Which has led us to where we are today. The Killer Man’s Sons Motorcycle Club was officially founded on the first of February 2012, but as you can probably guess we trace our origins back a bit further. We encourage and cultivate this sense of Brotherhood by spending time together, taking care of each other, and taking care of the Fallen and their families. After the Vietnam conflict, division and brigade commanders determined that the U.S. Army needed elite, rapidly deployable light infantry, so in 1974 General Creighton Abrams constituted the 1st Ranger Battalion; eight months later, the 2nd Ranger Battalion was constituted, and in 1984 the 3rd Ranger Battalion and their regimental headquarters were created. In 1986, the 75th Ranger Regiment was formed and their military lineage formally authorized. For more history visit the U.S. Army Ranger Association’s Website: www.ranger.org
You may wonder where our name comes from. It originated from a running cadence popular with members of the 75th Ranger Regiment that goes a bit like this:
The colors that we carry are of paramount importance to us. They are a combination of elements that mean a great deal to us as Rangers and as people: Killer Man’s Sons: Our club’s top rocker contains our club name. Back Patch: The Skull-Skulls have long been associated with death and mortality. Whether it is your own or a close friend, volunteering to be a Ranger is volunteering to be acquainted with death and loss. We wear a skull to remind us of the sacrifice that our fallen Brothers made before they went to the Creator. The Raven-The Ranger Regiment is an airborne infantry unit. The Raven on our patch signifies death as well, but a death visited upon our enemies from the air. Whether it is running off of a helicopter or jumping onto an airfield from 600 feet. Death from Above. The Roman Numeral II-This number, found inside the silhouette of the Raven represents the two original modern Ranger Battalions that began in 1974. The Dagger-Knifing through the Skull is the Killer Man’s Sons Dagger. To us it represents the Special Operations world, the “Tip of the Spear” so to speak. The Reticle-To the left of the Dagger can be found half of a rifle scope Reticle. This reminds us of the precision and care that must be practiced in all things. Attention to detail must be paid. The Reticle Dots-The three Dots on the Reticle represent the three modern day Ranger Battalions. The Sun-The Sun symbol was taken from the Chinese flag. It represents the cooperation between the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), more famously known as “Merrill’s Marauders”, and Chinese forces during World War II. The Star-The Star represents the Star of Burma, the country in which the Marauders campaigned during World War II. The Lightning Bolt-The Lightning Bolt is representative of the strike tactics used by the Marauders as well as the fast and decisive tactics used by modern day Rangers. The Diamond-The Diamond containing the letters “MC” denote that the Killer Man’s Sons are a motorcycle club and are reminiscent of the Ranger Diamond used during World War II to identify Ranger units.