Ranger Up is proud to introduce the next in our ultra-thin vintage line. Like our MMA shirts, it has an athletic fit, but is also enzyme washed to make the material super comfortable and very thin. It is a 60/40 Cotton and Polyester blend.
The front of this classic shirt showcases the faded Ranger Lozenge Diamond made famous when the 2nd Ranger Battalion stormed Omaha Beach during the Battle of Normandy. The Ranger Diamond was later immortalized in the film "Saving Private Ryan".
We were so torn on how to finish the shirt that for the first time ever we have provided two options for the BACK of the shirt:
Option 1: Rangers Lead the Way
The motto "Rangers lead the way" dates from 6 June 1944, during the Normandy Landings on Dog White sector of Omaha Beach. Then Brigadier General Norman Cota calmly walked towards the commander of the 5th Ranger Battalion, MAJ Max Schneider while under heavy machine gun fire and asked "What outfit is this?" Someone yelled "5th Rangers!" To this, Cota replied "Well then Goddammit, Rangers, lead the way!"
Option 2: Sua Sponte
Sua Sponte is the official motto of the 75th Ranger Regiment. It is Latin for "of their own accord", which basically means that Rangers well have a tendency to take matters into their own hands. Its other meaning is a salute to the fact that the men of the 75th have to volunteer for three incredible challenges to join the Army, to attend Airborne School, and to join Ranger Regiment.
Ranger Up Diamond Vintage Ultra-Thin T-Shirt