William Orlando Darby

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Birthday
8, 1911
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Apr 30, 1945 (34)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1911
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Apr 30, 1945 (34)

About

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.

Before Fame

He was born in Fort Smith and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Trivia

His leadership of Darby's Rangers was dramatized in the classic 1958 film Darby's Rangers.

Family Life

He had a sister named Doris.

Associated With

He was portrayed by actor James Garner in Darby's Rangers.