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Melancthon Barber (b. - 1862)

Enlisted on August 29 1861 at Freemont, New York as Private in the 86th New York Infantry, Company D at the age of 42. Died of disease at Camp Griffin, Virginia.

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Rear Admiral Joseph Salathiel Skerrett (1833 - 1897)

Rear Admiral Joseph Salathiel Skerrett (18 January 1833 - 1 January 1897) was an officer in the United States Navy. He participated in one of the most successful actions of the African Slave Trade Patr...

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Regina T. McGranery (1907 - 1975)

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James P. McGranery, United States Attorney General (1895 - 1962)

James Patrick McGranery (July 8, 1895 – December 23, 1962) was an American lawyer and politician. He served as the United States Attorney General during the Truman administration from April 4, 1...

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George W. Dunaway, Sergeant Major of the Army (1922 - 2008)

George W. Dunaway (July 24, 1922 – February 6, 2008) was the second Sergeant Major of the Army. He was sworn in on September 1, 1968 and served until his term ended in September 1970. He was bor...

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William G. Bainbridge, Sergeant Major of the Army (1925 - 2008)

William G. Bainbridge was the fifth Sergeant Major of the Army, was sworn in on July 1, 1975 and served until June, 1979. He was born in Galesburg, Illinois, on April 17, 1925 and died on November 29, ...

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Brig.-Gen. William W. Ashurst (1893 - 1952)

William Wallace Ashurst (October 30, 1893 - February 18, 1952) was a Brigadier General in the United States Marine Corps, who served as a last commander of the North China Marine Detachment. He was cap...

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General William Crozier (1855 - 1942)

William Crozier (Carrollton, Ohio, February 19, 1855 – November 11, 1942) was an American artillerist and inventor. Born at Carrollton, Ohio on February 19, 1855, Crozier was the son of Robert C...

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Thomas C. Hennings, Jr., U.S. Senator (1903 - 1960)

Thomas Carey Hennings, Jr., a Representative and a Senator from Missouri; born in St. Louis, Mo., June 25, 1903; attended the public schools; graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., in 1924 an...

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Alexander Macomb, Sr. (1748 - 1831)

Sources In 1755, Alexander emigrated to Albany, NY with his parents John and Jane Gordon Macomb,brother William and sister Jane. He and his brother subsequently migrated to Detroit, where on Ma...

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Frank Lautenberg, US Senator MP (1924 - 2013)

Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (/ˈlɔːtənbɜrɡ/;[2] January 23, 1924 – June 3, 2013) was a United States Senator from New Jersey and a member of the Democrati...

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Charles E. Potter, U.S. Senator (1916 - 1979)

Charles Edward Potter, a Representative and a Senator from Michigan; born in Lapeer, Mich., October 30, 1916; attended the public schools; graduated from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich., ...

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Mary Elizabeth Potter Wismer (1916 - 1994)

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Ovington Weller, U.S. Senator (1862 - 1947)

Ovington Eugene Weller, a Senator from Maryland; born in Reisterstown, Baltimore County, Md., on January 23, 1862; attended the public schools; entered the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., ...

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Rear Admiral Oliver F. Naquin (1904 - 1989)

Rear Admiral Oliver Francis Naquin, United States Navy (March 24, 1904 – November 13, 1989) was born in New Orleans, and was a 1925 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He was one of...

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Admiral Charles P. Snyder (1879 - 1964)

Charles Philip Snyder (July 10, 1879 – December 3, 1964) was a four-star admiral in the United States Navy who served as the U.S. Navy's first Naval Inspector General during World War II.

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Vice Admiral Olaf M. Hustvedt (1886 - 1978)

Vice Admiral Olaf Mandt Hustvedt (23 June 1886 – 22 December 1978) was a senior officer of the United States Navy. He saw service in World War I and World War II, operating in both the Battle ...

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Grace Hubbard Fortescue (1883 - c.1979)

Grace Hubbard Fortescue, née Grace Hubbard Bell (1883–1979) was a New York socialite who took the law into her own hands and killed a defendant charged with the rape of her daughter, an...

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Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske MP (1854 - 1942)

From Wikipedia (English) : Rear Admiral Bradley Allen Fiske (13 June 1854 - 6 April 1942) was an officer in the United States Navy who was noted as a technical innovator. During his long career, Fisk...

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Brevet Brig. General George E. Spencer (USA). U.S. Senator (1836 - 1893)

George Eliphaz Spencer (November 1, 1836 – February 19, 1893) was a U.S. senator from the state of Alabama. Born in Champion, New York, he was educated at Montreal College in Canada. After r...

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Major General Jonas Mansfield Platt (USMC) (1919 - 2000)

Major General Jonas Mansfield Platt – Participated in the assault landings of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Kwajalein, and Peleliu during World War II. During the Korean War he Commanded 1st Battalio...

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Colonel Alden Partridge Colvocoresses (1918 - 2007)

Colonel Alden Partridge Colvocoresses (1918-March 27, 2007), USA (Ret.), developed in 1973 - 1979 the Space-oblique Mercator projection with John Parr Snyder and John L. Junkins. Colvocoresses was th...

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Rear Admiral George A. Converse (1844 - 1909)

George Albert Converse (13 May 1844 – 29 March 1909) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy, who was noted for his contributions to naval engineering. He saw service in the Spanish-Ameri...

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Gen. Edward B. Williston, Medal of Honor MP (1837 - 1920)

Edward Bancroft Williston (July 15, 1837 – April 24, 1920) was a brigadier general in the United States Army. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the American Civil...

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Gen. John Lincoln Clem Sr., (U.S.A.) (1851 - 1937)

John Lincoln Clem (August 13, 1851 – May 13, 1937) was a United States Army general who served as a drummer boy in the Union Army in the American Civil War. He gained fame for his bravery on t...

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Brig. General Charles S. Sumner (1842 - 1937)

Samuel Storrow Sumner (1842–1937) was a United States Army general during the Spanish-American War, Boxer Rebellion, and Philippine-American War. Sumner was born in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsy...

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Capt. Edward P. Doherty (1840 - 1897)

Edward Paul Doherty was an American Civil War officer who formed and led the detachment of soldiers that captured and killed John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of United States President Abraham Lincoln...

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Laurence Vincent Benet (1865 - 1948)

L. V. BENET IS DEAD; BUILT MACHINE-GUN Engineer With Hotchkiss Firm For 50 Years Helped Improve Firing Speed of Weapon WASHINGTON, May 21, 1948 – Laurence Vincent Benet, internationally know...

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Laura Benét MP (1884 - 1979)

Born at Fort Hamilton, New York, on June 1, 1884, the daughter of Colonel James Walker and Frances Neill Rose Benet. She graduated from the Emma Willard School, Troy, New York; received a B.A. degree...

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Col. James Walker Benét (1857 - 1928)

COLONEL J. W. BENET, EX-ARMY OFFICER, DIES  Father of Well-Known Authors, William Rose and Stephen Vincent Benet PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 30, 1928 – Colonel James Walker Benet, U...

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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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