Mr. Richard A. (Dick) Leandri was inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame for his dedicated support to the U.S. Army Rangers. Mr. Leandri established and activated the "Chairborne Rangers" in 1980, and served as the Commanding Officer of Military Affairs. The Chairborne Rangers" are a group of concerned business and professional men who support the military and sponsor the prestigious "David E. Grange, Jr., Best Ranger Competition" annually at Fort Benning, Georgia. Mr. Leandri contributed immensely to the sponsorship, support, and design of the Ranger Memorial. Mr. Leandri also established and founded the "Shuffstall Award" which honors the drill sergeant of the year at Fort Benning.
Mr. Leandri was deeply involved in community and civic affairs and was the recipient of over 70 awards for service, including the Sertoma Club's "Service to Mankind" award, the Exchange Club's "Book of Golden Deeds" award, and the National Secretaries Association's "Boss of the Year" award. He received many awards from law enforcement and the military, including the American Defense Citation for outstanding service to the military, awarded by the Secretary of the Army. Mr. Leandri's contributions and dedicated support to the Rangers are in keeping with the highest traditions of selfless service.
RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!!!