I didn't know that Rangers were "recruited" in Tokyo from new troops:
“I happened to see this wounded guy wearing a black beret while we were in Tokyo waiting to go to war. I walked up to him and said, ‘I didn’t know the French were fighting in Korea.’ He looked at me and said, with a Southern accent, ‘I’m not French I’m from Alabama.’
They struck up a conversation and found out the fellow with the beret was an Airborne Ranger. The injured warrior told the trio if they were willing to jump out of an airplane without any prior training he could probably get them into the Rangers. They agreed to give the elite airborne outfit a try.
“I figured we’d stay alive with the Rangers better than the regular Army. Furthermore, I wanted to get to the front lines and do a little fighting,” he said.
When they met their new Ranger company commander the captain asked the three soldiers, “What Airborne outfit are you men from in the States?’
“We’re not paratroopers. We don’t even know how to put a ‘chute on,” Arens replied.
“’Well what the hell are you doing here’ the captain replied.
And then jump trained with "Black Ranger unit":
“We were sent to a black Ranger outfit in Korea that was qualifying their men on the parachute jump. When we told the black troops we were gonna jump without any prior training they thought we were nuts,” he said.
A little to much for me to believe!