Arkansas
Military Veterans'
Hall of Fame

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Arkansas
Military Veterans'
Hall of Fame

William Orlando Darby | Arkansas Military Veterans' Hall of Fame

William Orlando Darby

Darby earned the Distinguished Service Cross twice, the Silver Star Medal, Legion of Merit, and three Purple Hearts among many decorations. He is famous for his daring exploits and tough training regimen as the leader of the 1st Ranger Battalion during World War II which served as the forerunner for the modem day Rangers. 

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