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Darby Rides Again

Gray Ghost (Mississippi) Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 7:56 AM
Darby and his Rangers were special. I hope Fort Smith does erect a statue for him.

They were not to be called Commandos. The Brits had dibs on that name. And they had earned it. Our special forces would train in Northern Ireland at the start of the Second World War, and while they might have British trainers and instructors, they'd have to be called something else. The brass would choose a name. They chose Rangers.

This outfit would also need a commander. More than a commander -- a leader, one who understood that this special force would have to be, well, special. Its members would always take the offensive, springing on the enemy as if...