Carl Lehmann (age 93) passed away on 23 Jan 2013. Born and raised in Baltimore, Carl spent over 40 years as a resident of Upper Marlboro, while practicing law in Baltimore. Carl was a decorated Sergeant during WW II serving with the 1st and 3rd Ranger Battalions, he received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, POW Medal, The Combat Infantry Badge, and two Presidential Unit Citations. For the last several years, Carl offered his insights, and enthralled those present with recollections of his war experiences during our town Memorial Day services. As a member of the “greatest generation”, he will surely be missed.
A History of the 3rd Ranger Bn: http://www.rangerfamily.org/History/History/Battalion%20Pages/third.htm
Franklyn E. Dailey Jr. quotes Carl regarding the Navy’s role in the Salerno landings: http://www.daileyint.com/seawar/seawar9.htm
His experiences at Cisterna: http://www.flashman.com/ThatDay.html
Life as a POW: http://www.flashman.com/LifeAsPOW.html
On Father Basil: http://books.google.com/books?id=5mDsTBgQW2UC&pg=PA25&lpg=PA25&dq=carl+lehmann+darby’s+rangers&source=bl&ots=DxVdofwB4z&sig=pdpoCT1ahVBXkYfGx5GFgmBqyvM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=HvgGUZirLIuP0QHlmYC4DA&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=carl%20lehmann%20darby’s%20rangers&f=false