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Fort Smith in Sebastian County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

William O. Darby

Arkansas

 

— Brig. General U. S. Army World War II —

 
William O. Darby Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
1. William O. Darby Grave Marker
Inscription.  

Born in Fort Smith Ark. Feb. 8, 1911
Graduate U.S.M.A. June 1933
Assistant Comdr. 10th Mountain Div.
Died in Po Valley Italy Apr. 30, 1945
Organized First Ranger Bn.
CO Ranger Force - Tunisia-Sicily-Italy
1942-1944
Comdr. 179th Infantry 45th Division
1944 1945 OPD WDGS

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II.
 
Location. 35° 23.03′ N, 94° 25.744′ W. Marker is in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in Sebastian County. Grave marker (Site 3991) is in Section 9 of Fort Smith National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 522 Garland Avenue, Fort Smith AR 72901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A National Cemetery System (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Smith National Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Address by President Lincoln (about 400 feet away);
William O. Darby Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
2. William O. Darby Grave Marker
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Veterans Memorial Carillon (about 400 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Trail of Tears (about 500 feet away); Missouri Kansas and Texas 100162 Diner Bunk Car (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Smith.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. USNS General William O. Darby (T-AP-127). (Submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Darby's Rangers (1958 film). (Submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Fort Smith National Cemetery Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Fort Smith National Cemetery Entrance Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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