Tuesday, July 1, 2014

"Get the Hell Out of My Way!": Last Member of "Whitley's Rangers"

From the August 3, 2012, Henry (Ga.) Daily Herald "90 year-old WWII vet served with Gen. Patton" by Jason Smith.

Ellis "Ruby" Robertson is the last surviving member of "Whitley's Rangers" whose mission in World War Ii was to provide reconnaissance for the Army, recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945, and recalled his first meeting with his commander, General George S. Patton, "He said, 'Get the hell out of my way!!"  He was quite a character according to Robertson.

--GreGen

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