Approximately 3000 visitors attend The Ranger Homecoming Event at US Army Camp Merrill every year. Bo Steele, lead singer of The Band Steele, was given the honor of performing the National Anthem to kick off the annual event. The Band Steele performed a concert that evening for the Rangers and leadership attending the event.
“Camp Frank D. Merrill is home to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion (est. 1952) and the mountain phase of the U.S. Army Ranger School. Named in honor of Major General Frank D. Merrill, commander of one of the first Ranger units (Merrill’s Marauders in World War II), the camp’s 290 acres are located at the base of the North Georgia Mountains near the Appalachian Trail.”