Veterans of the World War II Ranger units have chosen Columbus to hold what will be their last reunion.
From Oct. 21-25, those men who inspired such movies at "Darby's Rangers," "Saving Private Ryan" and "The Great Raid" will descend upon the Chattahoochee Valley. Whereas last year's event was held in Iowa, the decision to hold this year's reunion in Columbus was made because of the city's proximity to Fort Benning, home of current Ranger units.
While here the veterans will attend a Rangers in Action demonstration at Hurley Hill on Fort Benning, tour the new National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center and eat lunch in the authentic WWII-era mess hall on WWII Street.
During the Columbus reunion Rangers past and present will have an opportunity to meet and swap stories.