U.S. Army veteran who was made a posthumous brigadier general after his death in World War II. He was the leader of the so-called Darby's Rangers, which later evolved into what are now known as the U.S. Army Rangers.
He was born in Fort Smith and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
His leadership of Darby's Rangers was dramatized in the classic 1958 film Darby's Rangers.
He had a sister named Doris.
He was portrayed by actor James Garner in Darby's Rangers.