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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

 
Location. 35° 23.03′ N, 94° 25.744′ W. Marker is in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in Sebastian County. Touch for map. Grave marker (Site 3991) is in Section 9 of Fort Smith National Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 522 Garland Avenue, Fort Smith AR 72901, United States of America.
 
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); Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (about 400 feet away); Veterans Memorial Carillon (about 400 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Trail of Tears (about 500 feet away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Smith.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Orlando Darby (1911-1945)
William O. Darby Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
2. William O. Darby Grave Marker
. (Submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The man behind the naming of Camp Darby (Italy). (Submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. USNS General William O. Darby (T-AP-127). (Submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. William O. Darby: Leading the Way. (Submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Darby's Rangers (1958 film). (Submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 23, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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