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Vice Admiral Lawson P. "Red" Ramage (1909 - 1990)

Lawson Paterson "Red" Ramage (19 January 1909 – 15 April 1990) was a vice admiral in the United States Navy and a noted submarine commander during World War II. Ramage was decorated with the M...

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Captain Charles Stuart Heintzelman (1845 - 1881)

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Major General Stuart Heintzelman (1876 - 1935)

Major General Stuart Heintzelman (19 November 1876 – 6 July 1935) was an American soldier. He was a grandson of Civil War general Samuel P. Heintzelman He was commissioned as a Second Lieu...

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Nancy Dickerson (1927 - 1997)

Nancy Dickerson (January 19, 1927 - October 18, 1997) was an American pioneering radio and television newswoman. As famous as a celebrity and socialite as she was for her journalism, she later beca...

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Lt. General Richard Garfield Weede (USMC) (1911 - 1985)

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Capt. Arthur MacArthur III (1876 - 1923)

Arthur MacArthur III (June 1, 1876 – December 2, 1923) was a United States Navy officer, whose active-duty career extended from the Spanish-American War through World War I. He was the elder b...

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Richard B. Wigglesworth (1891 - 1960)

Richard Bowditch "Dick" Wigglesworth (April 25, 1891 – October 22, 1960) was an American football player and coach and United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Boston. H...

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2nd Lt. Sherrod E. Skinner, Jr. (1929 - 1952)

. Sherrod Emerson Skinner, Jr. (October 28, 1929 – October 26, 1952) was a United States Marine Corps officer who sacrificed his life in defense of his outpost and fellow Marines on "The Hook"...

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Brig. General Harold Huston George (1892 - 1942)

Harold Huston George (14 September 1892 – 29 April 1942) was a general officer in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. He began his military career before World War I when he...

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General Muir S. Fairchild (1894 - 1950)

General Muir Stephen Fairchild (September 2, 1894 – March 17, 1950) was the second vice chief of staff of the United States Air Force.

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General John Lesesne DeWitt (1880 - 1962)

Responsible for decision to confine Japanese-Americans to detention camps during World War II.

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Theodore Stark Wilkinson, Jr. (1888 - 1946)

Theodore Stark "Ping" Wilkinson (December 22, 1888 – February 21, 1946) was a Vice-Admiral of the United States Navy during World War II. He also received the Medal of Honor for his actions in...

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Colonel Herbert Jermain Slocum (1855 - 1928)

Herbert Jermain Slocum (April 25, 1855 - March 29, 1928) was in charge of the 13th Cavalry Regiment during the Battle of Columbus, New Mexico in 1916 where Pancho Villa burned several buildings in Colu...

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Maj. General John P. Lucas (1890 - 1949)

John Porter Lucas (January 14, 1890—December 24, 1949) was an American Major General and one of the commanders of VI Corps (September 1943-February 1944) during the Italian Campaign of the Med...

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Admiral Edwin Anderson, Jr. (1860 - 1933)

. Edwin Alexander Anderson, Jr. (July 16, 1860 – September 23, 1933) was a United States Navy officer who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the 1914 American intervention at Verac...

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Brig. General George Allan Dodd (1852 - 1925)

Brigadier General George Allan Dodd (July 26, 1852-June 28, 1925) was an officer in the United States military. He was known for his victory over the Villistas in 1916 at the Battle of Guerrero, Me...

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Brig. General Frederick W. Sibley (1852 - 1918)

Frederick William Sibley (October 17, 1852-February 17, 1918), was a career United States Army officer, and graduate of the West Point class of 1874, who served in the U.S. Cavalry for 42 years. Ea...

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Major General Edwin Forbes Glenn (1857 - 1926)

US Army General. An 1877 West Point graduate, he served in the Indian Wars, and was Military Science Professor at the University of Minnesota. While there he earned a law degree, and later alternated...

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Edwin Charles Parsons (1892 - 1968)

Edwin Charles Parsons (24 September 1892 - 2 May 1968) aka Ted Parsons, was a Rear Admiral of the United States Navy, and former French Foreign Legionnaire, flying ace, Hollywood aviation technical a...

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Brig. General Walter Q. Gresham (USA), U.S. Postmaster General, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and State (1832 - 1895)

Walter Quintin Gresham (March 17, 1832 – May 28, 1895) was an American statesman and jurist. He served as United States Postmaster General, as a judge on the United States Courts of Appeals, w...

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Lt. General Richard K. Sutherland (1893 - 1966)

Richard Kerens Sutherland (27 November 1893 – 25 June 1966) was a Lieutenant General of the US Army and General of the Army Douglas MacArthur's Chief of Staff in the South West Pacific Area du...

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Alexander Trowbridge, U.S. Secretary of Commerce (1929 - 2006)

Alexander Buel Trowbridge III (December 12, 1929 – April 27, 2006) was the United States Secretary of Commerce from June 14, 1967 to March 1, 1968 in the administration of Lyndon Johnson. ...

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1st Lt. Joseph P. Sanger (USA) [Maj. General post Civil War] (1840 - 1926)

Joseph Prentice Sanger was born at Detroit, Michigan, May 4, 1840. He was a student at the University of Michigan, 1858-60 (honorary AM, Bowdoin College, 1872). He married: Frances E. Kent, December ...

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Admiral Charles B. McVay, Jr. (USN) (1868 - 1949)

. Charles Butler McVay II (September 9, 1868 – October 28, 1949) was an admiral in the United States Navy after World War I. In 1907-1909, After the cruise of the Great White Fleet, he com...

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Brig. General Jacob H. Smith ("Howling Jake") (1840 - 1918)

General Jacob Hurd Smith (January 29, 1840 – March 1, 1918) was a United States Army officer best known for ordering an indiscriminate retaliatory attack on a group of Filipinos during the Phi...

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Gen. Littleton "Tony" Waller (USMC) (1856 - 1926)

Littleton "Tony" Waller Tazewell Waller (September 26, 1856 – July 13, 1926) was a career officer in the United States Marine Corps, who served in the Spanish American War, the Caribbean and A...

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Juliet Opie Hopkins ("The Florence Nightingale of the South") (1818 - 1890)

Juliet Ann Opie Hopkins ("the Florence Nightingale of the South") (1818–1890) was born on a plantation in Jefferson County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. After marriage to Arthur F. Hop...

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Rear Admiral Fran McKee (USN) (1926 - 2002)

Fran McKee (September 13, 1926 – March 3, 2002) was the first female line officer to hold the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. She was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral (Lowe...

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Anna Etheridge, "Gentle Annie" (1839 - 1913)

Lorinda Anna "Annie" Blair Etheridge (May 3, 1839– January 23, 1913) was a Union nurse and vivandière who served during the American Civil War. She was one of only two women to receive ...

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Colonel Walter Asmuth, Jr. (USMC) (1911 - 1998)

Colonel Asmuth was born in Washington. He graduated from the old Central High School and then went to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. He graduated in 1932 and was commissioned in the Marine Corp...

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Colonel Richard Malcolm Cutts II (USMC) (1878 - 1934)

This soldier-inventor was a native Californian, born at Mare Island on November 13, 1878, and raised in the midst of the environment of the Old Navy, the son of Lieutenant Commander Richard M. Cutts,...

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Brig. General Richard Malcolm Cutts III (USMC) (1903 - 1973)

Following his graduation from the United States Naval Academy in 1923, General Cutts, a descendant of Francis Scott Key, spent much time overseas, and achieved distinction by winning both in 1926 a...

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Rear Admiral Richard O'Kane (USN) (1911 - 1994)

Rear Admiral Richard Hetherington “Dick” O'Kane (February 2, 1911 – February 16, 1994) was a United States Navy submarine commander in World War II, who received a Medal of Hon...

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Rear Admiral Samuel Phillips Lee (USA) MP (c.1812 - 1897)

Samuel Phillips Lee (13 February 1812 – 7 June 1897) was a Rear Admiral of the United States Navy. During the US Civil War, he commanded the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron from 4 September...

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Brig. General Carl Rogers Darnall (1867 - 1941)

Brigadier General Carl Rogers Darnall (December 25, 1867 in Weston, Texas, USA – January 18, 1941 in Washington, D.C., USA) was a United States Army chemist and surgeon credited with originati...

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Brig. Gen. Thomas Turpin Crittenden (USA) (1825 - 1905)

Thomas Turpin Crittenden (October 16, 1825 – September 5, 1905) was a Union general in the American Civil War. Birth and early years Crittenden was born in Huntsville, Alabama, but his fam...

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Rear Admiral James Edward Jouett (1826 - 1902)

Rear Admiral James Edward Jouett (7 February 1826 – 30 September 1902), known as "Fighting Jim Jouett of the American Navy", was an officer in the United States Navy during the Mexican-America...

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Major General Charles D. Barrett (USMC) (1885 - 1943)

Major General Charles Dodson Barrett (16 August 1885 – 8 October 1943) was the first Commanding General of the 3rd Marine Division. He died while on duty in the South Pacific, 8 October 1943. ...

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Colonel John R. Kane (1907 - 1996)

John Riley Kane (January 5, 1907 – May 29, 1996) was a colonel in the United States Army Air Forces and later the United States Air Force who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, t...

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Colonel Welton Ralph Abell (USMC) (1922 - 1998)

Colonel Welton Ralph Abell (May 17, 1922 – April 26, 1998) was a United States Marine Corps officer serving in the Korean War, as well as a former advertising executive. Abell was a recipien...

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Rear Admiral William H. Leahy (USN) (1904 - 1986)

William Harrington Leahy (October 27, 1904 – May 12, 1986) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. Biography Leahy was born on October 27, 1904 in San Francisco, California. His fath...

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Maj. General John R. Brooke (USA), Military Governor of Puerto Rico and Cuba (1838 - 1926)

John Rutter (or Ruller) Brooke (July 21, 1838 – September 5, 1926) was a major general in the United States Army during both the American Civil War and the Spanish American War. He served as a...

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Rear Admiral John Birdsell Oren (USCG) (1909 - 2006)

John Birdsell Oren (December 27, 1909 – December 22, 2006) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Coast Guard. Biography Oren was born on December 27, 1909 in Madison, Wisconsin. He would...

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Rear Admiral Julius A. Furer (1880 - 1963)

Julius Augustus Furer (October 9, 1880 - June 5, 1963) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy. During World War II, Furer served as Coordinator of Research and Development and the senior member...

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Lieut Robert J. Meder, Crew # 6 (1917 - 1943)

Second Lieutenant, US Army Air Corps B-25 Pilot and Doolittle Raider, he was captured by the Japanese and died in a POW Camp in Nanking, China. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1940 as war loomed ...

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Major General Lewie G. Merritt (USMC) (1897 - 1974)

Lewie Griffith Merritt (nicknamed "Griff") (June 26, 1897 – March 24, 1974) was a major general and early aviator in the United States Marine Corps. Merritt served over 30 years in the Marine ...

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Brig. General Barnwell R. Legge (1891 - 1949)

Barnwell Rhett Legge (July 9, 1891 – June 7, 1949) was a highly decorated U.S. Army officer, who reached the rank of Brigadier General. He is most noted as a Military Attaché to Switz...

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Lieut. William Glover Farrow, Crew # 16 (1918 - 1942)

First Lieutenant, US Army Air Corps B-25 Pilot and Doolittle Raider, he was captured by the Japanese and executed for “war crimes” after a staged mock trial. Born September 24, 1918, ...

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Maj. General William W. Belknap (USA), U.S. Secretary of War (1829 - 1890)

William Worth Belknap (September 22, 1829 – October 13, 1890) was a United States Army general, government administrator, and United States Secretary of War. He was the only Cabinet secretary ...

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Vice Admiral Benedict J. Semmes, Jr. (1913 - 1994)

. Benedict Joseph Semmes, Jr. (8 April 1913 – 4 June 1994) was a vice admiral of the United States Navy. His career included service in World War II and the Cold War, command of destroyers, a ...

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Laurie C. Battle (1912 - 2000)

Laurie Calvin Battle (May 10, 1912 – May 2, 2000) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama. Born in Wilsonville, Alabama, Battle graduated from Deshler High School in Tuscumbia, Alabama in 193...

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William Moore McCulloch (1901 - 1980)

William Moore McCulloch (November 24, 1901–February 22, 1980) was a Republican member of the US House of Representatives from Ohio. McCulloch was born near Holmesville, Ohio. He attended the...

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Brevet Lt. Colonel Peter Conover Hains (USA) [Major General post Civil War] (1840 - 1921)

Peter Conover Hains (July 6, 1840 – November 7, 1921) was a major general in the United States Army, and a veteran of the American Civil War, Spanish-American War, and the First World War. H...

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Lt. General Clovis E. Byers (1899 - 1973)

Lieutenant General Clovis E. Byers (5 November 1899 – 13 December 1973) was an American soldier and General in the first half of the 20th century. He is best known for his role as Chief of Sta...

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John T. Deweese, US Congress (1835 - 1906)

John Thomas Deweese (June 4, 1835 – July 4, 1906) was a Congressional Representative from North Carolina. Biography Born in Van Buren, Arkansas, June 4, 1835; educated at home; studied law; ...

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Lt. General Robert Miller Montague (1899 - 1958)

Robert Miller Montague (August 7, 1899 – February 20, 1958) was a Lieutenant General in the United States Army. He achieved prominence as the deputy commander of Fort Bliss, Texas and commande...

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Major General Richard Marshall (1895 - 1973)

) Richard Jaquelin Marshall (16 June 1895 – 3 August 1973) was a major general in the United States Army. He served in the 1st Division during World War I and became the Chief of Staff of Un...

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Brig. General St. Julien Ravenel Marshall (USMC) (deceased)

The former chief of the Disciplinary Branch of the United States Marine Corps, he died on March 24, 1989 at his home in Arlington, Virginia. The senior surviving descendant to John Marshall, in 198...

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Gen. Americus V. Rice, US Congress (1835 - 1904)

Americus Vespucius Rice (November 18, 1835 – April 4, 1904) was a nineteenth century politician, banker, and businessman from Ohio. He served in the Union Army during the American Civil War an...

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Lt. General Willard S. Paul (1894 - 1966)

Willard Stewart Paul was a Lieutenant General in the United States Army. World War II In 1942 Paul was assigned as Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, G-4, Headquarters Army Ground Forces (HAGF)...

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Major General Louis A. Craig Jr. (1891 - 1984)

Commanding officer of the 9th Infantry Division "Old Reliables" during the Battle of the Bulge.

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Major General Walter M. Robertson (1888 - 1954)

Walter Melville Robertson (June 15, 1888 – November 22, 1954) was an United States Army officer with the rank of Major General. He received the second highest military award, Distinguished Ser...

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Jack Prescott Smith (1945 - 2004)

Jack Prescott Smith, as an ABC correspondent, received Peabody and Emmy awards for his coverage of technology; he died of pancreatic cancer in Marin County, California, days before what would have been...

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Rear Admiral Spencer S. Wood (1861 - 1940)

Rear Admiral Spencer Shepard Wood (7 August 1861 – 30 July 1940) was a United States Navy officer. His career included service in the Spanish-American War and World War I, command of battleshi...

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Brig. Gen. Stephen Vincent Benet MP (1827 - 1895)

Born January 22, 1827. He was a career military officer who fought through the Civil War, eventually being promoted through the ranks to Brigadier General and Chief of United States Army Ordnance. He w...

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Colonel Benjamin Harrison Cheever, Jr. (1850 - 1930)

Awarded a Medal of Honor, 25 April 1891 for gallantry in action against hostile Sioux Indians on the north bank of the White River, near the mouth of Little Grass Creek, South Dakota, 1 January 1891 ...

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1st Lt. Charles William Taylor, 9th US Cavalry (1856 - 1939)

Thirty-four-year-old First Lieutenant Charles William Taylor, 9th Cavalry, commanded A Troop, U.S. Indian Scouts, at Wounded Knee and White Clay Creek. He retired from the Army as a Colonel in 1916 and...

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2nd Lt. Thomas Quinton Donaldson, Jr. (1864 - 1934)

Second Lieutenant Thomas Quinton Donaldson, Jr., the twenty-six-year-old platoon leader in Captain Jackson’s C Troop, 7th Cavalry, was one of the youngest officers on the field at Wounded Knee...

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1st Lt. William J. Nicholson, 7th US Cavalry (1856 - 1931)

Lieutenant William Jones Nicholson, was the thirty-four-year-old First Lieutenant normally assigned to Captain Nowlan’s I Troop, 7th Cavalry. At Wounded Knee he was serving as Whitside’...

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Rear Admiral Reginald Fairfax Nicholson (1852 - 1939)

Rear Admiral Reginald Fairfax Nicholson, 87, last surviving Civil War Naval officer died of a heart attack in the Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C. He served as Chief Navigation Officer in 1898 of the...

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Brig. General William W. Robinson, Jr. (1846 - 1917)

Brig. Gen. William W. Robinson, Jr. was born to William W. Robinson Sr, and Sarah Fisk Robinson April 2, 1846, he died March 24, 1917 in Washington, D.C. He was mustered in to Co E., 7th Wi Vol Inf...

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Col Sedgwick Rice (1860 - 1925)

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Major William Langdon Buck (1856 - 1912)

William Langdon Buck of Mobile, Alabama, as a Captain in the 13th United States Infantry Regiment served during the Spanish American War. He was the son of Confederate Colonel William A. Buck of the ...

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Brevet Major Leroy R. Hawthorne (USA) (1828 - 1908)

Before the Civil War, Leroy worked at the Spencer House hotel and the experience led him in 1856 to run a hotel in Winona, Minnesota, then a thriving town on the Mississippi River. Business prospered...

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Colonel Harry L. Hawthorne (1859 - 1948)

Harry LeRoy Hawthorne (November 27, 1859 – April 10, 1948) a Medal of Honor recipient. Awarded Medal of Honor 11 October 1892 for gallantry, coolness, discretion and effect in handling and s...

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Captain Allyn K. Capron (1871 - 1898)

. Captain Allyn K. Capron (1871–1898) was the first United States Army officer to die in the Spanish-American War. Before Cuba Allyn Kissam Capron, was the first son of Agnes and Allyn Cap...

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Captain Erastus A. Capron (1809 - 1847)

Captain Erastus A. Capron was killed in the Battle of Churubusco during thr Mexican-American War. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Major Victor McDowell Whitside (1886 - 1919)

Maj. Victor M. Whitside, of the 304th infantry, 89th division, who was cited for valor in the Argonne forest, and who was prominent in Washington, died of pneumonia on February 5 at Neuerburg, near C...

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Lt. General Robert Whitney Burns (1908 - 1964)

Robert Whitney Burns (September 15, 1908 – September 5, 1964) was a Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force who commanded the Air Training Command from August 1, 1963 to August 1...

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Lt. Colonel Archie Miller (1878 - 1921)

) Archie Miller was a United States Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Philippine–American War July 2, 1909. Lieutenant Miller defended a machine gun from capt...

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Colonel Warren Whitside (1875 - 1964)

Warren Webster Whitside was a career U.S. Army Colonel who served as a Cavalry and Quartermaster officer. He was posthumously inducted into the Quartermaster Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Brig. General Samuel M. Whitside (1839 - 1904)

Brigadier General Samuel M. Whitside was a United States Cavalry officer who served from 1858 to 1902. He commanded at every level from company to department for 32 of his 43 years in service, incl...

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Caroline Pugsley "Carrie" McGavock (1845 - 1936)

In 1878 a woman was setting up housekeeping in a little known canyon in the Huachuca Mountains. Caroline P. McGavock (1845-1936) was born in Nashville, Tennessee, into one of the old plantation famil...

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Donald Dawson (1908 - 2005)

Donald S. Dawson (August 3, 1908 – December 25, 2005) enjoyed a long career as a Washington, D.C. lawyer but is perhaps best remembered as the presidential aide who marshaled Harry S. Truman's...

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Capt. James M. Pipes, Medal of Honor (1840 - 1928)

Citation While a sergeant and retiring with his company before the rapid advance of the enemy at Gettysburg, he and a companion stopped and carried to a place of safety a wounded and helpless comrade...

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Brevet Brig. General Henry C. Wood (USA) MP (1832 - 1918)

HENRY CLAY WOOD (1832 - 1918) was awarded the Medal of Honor for action during the Battle of Wilson's Creek and a brevet promotion to brigadier general. Biography Born at Winthrop, Maine, May 26, 1...

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John Robert Clifford MP (1848 - 1933)

He was the first black attorney licensed in West Virginia. In two landmark cases before his state's Supreme Court, he attacked racial discrimination in education. Originally buried at Mount Hope Cemete...

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Admiral Charles M. Cooke, Jr. (1886 - 1970)

. Admiral Charles Maynard "Savvy" Cooke, Jr., USN (19 December 1886–24 December 1970), was a United States Navy four star admiral who saw service in World War I and World War II and later serv...

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Vice Admiral William S. Pye (1880 - 1959)

Vice Admiral William Satterlee Pye, United States Navy, (9 June 1880 – 4 May 1959) was an Admiral in the U.S. Navy who served in World Wars I and II. His last active-duty appointment was as Pr...

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George Smathers, U.S. Senator (1913 - 2007)

George Armistead Smathers (November 14, 1913 – January 20, 2007) was an American lawyer and politician who represented the state of Florida in the United States Senate for eighteen years, from...

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Cpl. John H. Pruitt, Medal of Honor (1896 - 1918)

lso received the Army Medal of Honor. Cpl. Pruitt single-handed attacked 2 machineguns, capturing them and killing 2 of the enemy. He then captured 40 prisoners in a dugout nearby. This gallant soldi...

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John Thomas Kennedy (1885 - 1969)

John Thomas Kennedy (July 22, 1885 - September 22, 1969) was a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Philippine–American War. Bio...

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Major General William Hampden Sage (1859 - 1922)

William Hampden Sage (April 6, 1859-June 3, 1922) was a Brigadier General in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions during the Battle of Zapote Bridge, an action of...

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General Charles D. Palmer (1902 - 1999)

Charles Day Palmer, Jr. (February 20, 1902 – June 7, 1999) was a United States Army four-star general who served as Deputy Commander in Chief, United States European Command (DCINCEUR) from 19...

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General Williston B. Palmer (1899 - 1973)

Williston Birkhimer Palmer (November 11, 1899 – October 11, 1973) was a United States Army four-star general who served as Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army (VCSA) from 1955 to 195...

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Brig. General Charles DuVal Roberts (1873 - 1966)

Charles DuVal Roberts (June 18, 1873 – October 24, 1966) was a United States Army Brigadier General who was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor in action on July 1, 1898 near El Cane...

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Colonel George Horace Morgan MP (1855 - 1948)

Born in Canada in 1855, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving as Second Lieutenant, 3rd United States Cavalry, at Big Dry Fork, Arizona, on July 17, 1882 in hostile action against Indians. Durin...

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George Ritter Burnett (1858 - 1908)

George Ritter Burnett (April 23, 1858 – November 1, 1908) was a United States Army officer who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. Life and career Burnett ...

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Colonel Fred Taylor Cruse (1886 - 1949)

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Midshipman James Thomas Cruse (1887 - 1907)

United States Naval Academy Midshipman James Thomas Cruse. James was killed in an explosion aboard the USS Georgia in 1907.

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