One AF guy (Tm 45) anyone know his background?
Now I don’t know about you, but I would expect that long road to be a recovery that would allow Kanaan Merriken to live a relatively normal life. The Army had medically retired him by that time. But that wasn’t the road Merriken chose. Merriken’s road to recovery included returning to active duty.
In November 2005, Ranger Kanaan Merriken, after the succesful appeal of his medical retirement, completed the RIP course for the second time (Ranger Indoctrination Program … a requirement for all candidates for duty with the 75th Ranger Regiment). He was selected as the classes’ Honor Graduate and was the leadership award winner.
He has subsequently rejoined the unit he so loves and is again a proud and serving member of the 75th Ranger Regiment.
“Rangers Lead The Way!”
Only one other person has won BRC twice. That was Sergeant Paul Scurka. That record has stood for 25 years, until this year. SGM Zajkowski equals that record this year with his previous win in 2007.