The ceremony for the delivery of the "ranger" patents to new operators of the Army's special forces took place in the "Duca" barracks in Verona. After selection and a training phase that lasted almost two years, they obtained the coveted patent.
The event was presided over by the Commander of the Army Special Forces (COMFOSE), Brigadier General Pietro Addis. The ceremony was also attended by the families of the new rangers who saw the operators line up on the square of the "DUCA" descending from a helicopter with the technique of fast rope to later receive the dagger engraved with your patent number.
The event falls on the day in which the corps party of the 4th Alpine Parachute Regiment is celebrated to commemorate the events of the 1st World War where, on 18 May 1917, the "Monte Cervino" Alpine militia battalion succeeded in the feat of conquer Mount Vodice, the cornerstone of the Austro-Hungarian defenses on the Karst-Isonzo front, earning the Silver Medal for Military Valor.
The commander of the 4th Alpine Parachute Regiment, Colonel Fulvio Menegazzo, in his speech recalled the history of the department and underlined the importance of the heritage of values handed down through generations that has always distinguished the Alpine Paratroopers.
Brigadier General Pietro Addis highlighted the importance of the patent delivery ceremony creak to new operators, having seen, in the eyes of young people creak, the determination, the moral charge, the flash, the courage and the love of country that characterize the mountain and the paratrooper.