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Fort Smith, Arkansas: Biker General

William Darby led "Darby's Rangers" in World War II. The statue by artist Kevin Kresse depicts the general astride a 1942 military Harley Davidson, facing Europe. He was killed two days before the Nazis surrendered.

1001 Garrison Ave., Fort Smith, AR
Downtown, in the small Cisterna Park, on the north side of Garrison Ave. just east of its intersection with N. 10th St.
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General Darby sculpture.

Brigadier General William Darby on Motorcycle

William Darby was the founding director of the Army's First Ranger Battalion. The statue is in a park on Garrison Ave.

[Gan Nunnally, 07/03/2019]

General Darby, a Fort Smith native, is depicted astride a 1942 WWII Harley Davidson, facing Europe. The sculpture was unveiled April 30, 2016, 71 years after he was killed by a Nazi artillery shell while commanding American Fifth Army forces in Italy. Two days later, on May 2, 1945, the German military in Italy surrendered.

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