KILLEEN — Retired U.S. Army Maj. James “Old Ranger” Wright still reports for morning PT (physical training) at 5:45 a.m. every day, running and working out as much as his 68-year-old body will allow to try and help motivate and encourage young soldiers in his former unit and others stationed at Fort Hood.

“I usually go about four or five miles, at my own pace,” said Wright, who prefers and is more widely known by the nickname, Old Ranger. “I do what they call the ‘old man shuffle.’ I can’t keep up with them, but I can go a little faster for about a hundred yards, so I’ll pass the formation and tell them they’re going too slow.

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