The Michigan Company of Military Historians and Collectors!

The Michigan Company of Military Historians and Collectors (MCMHC) is a private organization dedicated to the observation and study of military history and to the memorialization of those involved in some of those historical moments. Our membership is composed of a cross section of society which includes combat veterans, non-veterans, professional and amateur historians, modelers and collectors.  Membership is by invitation and election only. Some of our members are distinguished and recognized authorities in their fields of military history, others have experienced first hand some of the most momentuous times in military history, and the rest of us just wish we had. Military history as a discipline suffers from a kind of stygma. It is more often than not misunderstood as the realm of war lovers and warmongers.  And yet, there is not one aspect of human history which either directly or indirectly can escape the study of military history. Many of our past and present advances in technology, medicine, and even our present social organization are connected in one way or another or due to some aspect of human conflict the subject of which is military history .


Members in good standing are welcome to invite prospective members to visit this website. As stated in our by-laws and constitution, "The purpose of this organization shall be to advance its members study and enjoyment of military history in all its facets."

For membership information please contact Kingman Davis, Chairman of the Membership Committee at

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The National Ranger Memorial Foundation, Inc. and Jaeger’s Battalion Rogers’ Rangers Historical Reenactment Group


The History of the American Ranger
From Colonial Days to Afghanistan

A Multi-Media Program by Lt. Col. Danny W. Davis (ret.) Ph.D.
FREE to the Public Saturday, February 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Westwood Community Church
2828 Richmond N.W. Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Lt. Col. Danny W. Davis (ret.) PhD, will be speaking as a representative of the National Ranger Memorial Foundation Inc. During his 20 year army career, Lt. Col. Davis served in a variety of command and staff positions in Airborne, Ranger and Special Forces units. His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Ranger and Special Forces tabs, and Master Parachutist Wings. Currently he is the program director for the Certificate in Homeland Security at Texas A&M University. Danny and his wife Mary live in South Texas. They have one son, 1st Lt. Stuart W. Davis, an Airborne Ranger Infantryman currently deployed on his second combat tour in Afghanistan.

The National Ranger Memorial Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to serving U.S. Army Rangers of all eras through recognition and a granite monument, display of Hall of Fame members, scholarships to deserving individuals, and providing educational presentations to the public. The foundation unites all Ranger associations and was founded in 1992 to create, design, build, maintain, and promote the Ranger Monument located at Fort Benning Georgia. This unique granite monument serves as the focal point for associations and active-duty units to conduct major events such as graduations, unit changes of command and responsibility, promotions, and other significant ceremonies. The foundation also provides educational scholarships to Rangers of all eras and their eligible dependents. Additionally, the foundation supports Ranger families through the family readiness groups of both the 75th Ranger Regiment and the Ranger Training Brigade.

Jaeger’s Battalion, Rogers’ Rangers, is a historical reenactment unit that specializes in the era of the French and Indian war, 1754-1763. The Battalion was founded in Grand Rapids, and is now the oldest and largest French and Indian war reenactment group in the country. It has over 200 families on its roster, hailing from all over the United States and several foreign countries. Its goal is to accurately recognize and portray the contributions of the American Rangers during the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War periods. In addition to historical reenacting, many of its members are serious historical scholars and researchers, and have published many books and articles on early American history.
For More Information

(for directions and map click on time and location on menu bar)
Tim J. Todish, Commander, Jaeger’s Battalion (616) 364-9009
Rev. Tom Bradley, Chaplain, Jaeger’s Battalion & Pastor, Westwood Community (616) 466-4148
Terry Todish, Aide-de-Camp, Jaeger’s Battalion (616) 581-8430