Ex-Ranger gathers veterans in long march to honor WWII hero

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  1. NorwichDad

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    For years after Col. William O. Darby was killed in World War II, fellow soldiers would make a pilgrimage to his family's home just to talk to his mother about the fallen hero credited with forming the U.S. Army Rangers.

    Current and former American soldiers will carry on their respect and admiration for Darby this week with a 40-mile march that will end in the northern Italian village where he was killed by enemy fire on April 30, 1945.

    More than 60 veterans are expected to participate in Thursday's 70th anniversary event that also will honor 25 soldiers in the 10th Mountain Division who died nearby on the same day Darby was killed.


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  2. Sledge

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    "Hey, look at that Ranger patch."

     
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