Huntsville man inducted into Army Rangers Hall of Fame

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - We've got tons of military history to be proud of in Huntsville.

Now we've got one more great story to tell.

Jeff Greer got an early start. He remembers, "I joined the Army in 1974 right out of high school with a couple of friends."

It turned out pretty well.  He wound up in the Army Rangers Hall of Fame.

But he remembers years earlier when he first found out what the Rangers were all about.  Someone pranked him by telling his superiors he and a friend had sweets despite a rule against them. He recalls, "We low crawled for a couple hours, and we did push ups until we were going to die. And that's when we realized, they can't purposely kill you."

With that truth and a sense of humor, Greer thrived.

Eventually he settled in Huntsville, working for a defense contractor on Redstone Arsenal.  But before that his outline cut the skies of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Central America.

But he tells us when he got the call that he made the Hall of fame, he thought, "Uhh...they must be crazy."

Eventually he'd settle on this outlook, "I'm honored. It's really an honor to be selected by your peers amongst a whole lot of real heroes out there. I think it was just a little bit of shock."

Greer tells us he attended the ceremony midway through August at Fort Benning in Georgia.

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