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Brevet Maj. General John Irvin Gregg (USA) (1826 - 1892)

John Irvin Gregg (July 19, 1826 – January 6, 1892) was a career U.S. Army officer. He fought in the Mexican-American War and during the American Civil War as a general officer in the Union arm...

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Captain Charles Darrah (USN) (1919 - 1968)

Captain Charles Darrah the first commanding officer of the USS Arlington (AGMR-2).

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Rear Admiral Presley Marion Rixey (1852 - 1928)

Rear Admiral Presley Marion Rixey (14 July 1852, Culpeper, Virginia – 17 June 1928) was a Surgeon General of the United States Navy (1902–10) and personal physician to Presidents Willia...

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Brevet Lt. Colonel Henry C. Merriam (USA) [Major General post Civil War] (1837 - d.)

Henry Clay Merriam (November 13, 1837 – November 12, 1912) was a United States Army general. He received the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions ...

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John W. Combs (1920 - 1998)

John, known as Jack or Uncle Jack, was a very successful real estate developer in Toronto Canada. He was born in the United States in New York State. He served in US Army military aviation after gradua...

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Joseph L. Fisher (1914 - 1992)

Joseph Lyman (Joe) Fisher (January 11, 1914 – February 19, 1992) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia from 1975 to 1981. Fisher was a Democrat and lifelong ...

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Lieutenant James Jackson Purman (USA) (1841 - 1915)

Born in Pennsylvania in 1841, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for service in the Civil War while serving with Company A, 140th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on Ju...

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Everett Parker Pope (1919 - 2009)

Memorial Service for Congressional Medal of Honor Winner Everett Pope '41 July 31 Story posted July 17, 2009 Everett P. Pope, a member of the Class of 1941 and a decorated World War II hero, died T...

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Brevet Brig. General Ellis Spear (USA) (1834 - 1917)

Ellis Spear (October 15, 1834 – April 3, 1917) was an officer in the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment who rose to the rank of general during the American Civil War. He served in the ...

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Hugh Scott, U.S. Senator (1900 - 1994)

Hugh Doggett Scott, Jr. (November 11, 1900 – July 21, 1994) was an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. House of Representa...

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Vance Hartke, U.S. Senator (1919 - 2003)

Rupert Vance Hartke (May 31, 1919 – July 27, 2003) was a Democratic United States Senator from Indiana from 1959 until 1977. Early life, education, military service Born at Stendal in Pike...

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Maj. General Mason Patrick, KBE (1863 - 1942)

Mason Mathews Patrick (December 13, 1863–January 29, 1942) was a U.S. Army general and air power advocate. Patrick was born in Lewisburg, West Virginia and graduated from West Point in 188...

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Robert Robey Garvey, Jr. (1921 - 1996)

Robert Garvey Dies; Was Noted Preservationist The Washington Post The Washington Post January 3, 1997 | Copyright Robert Robey Garvey, Jr., 75, a former executive director for the Advisory Council on...

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Brig. General Thomas M. Anderson (1836 - 1917)

Thomas McArthur Anderson (January 21, 1836 – May 8, 1917) was a career officer in the United States Army who served as a general in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War. ...

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Joseph Louis Rauh, Jr. (1911 - 1992)

Joseph L. Rauh Jr., for decades one of the nation's leading champions of civil rights and liberal causes, died Thursday night at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. He was 81 years old. Americans f...

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John Malchase David Shalikashvili (1936 - 2011)

John Malchase David Shalikashvili (Georgian: ჯონ მალხაზ დავით შალიკ&...

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Paul Steinberg Zuckerman (1899 - 1965)

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Anthonette Combs (1899 - 1992)

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Richard Maddox Combs (1921 - 1944)

Richard M. Combs went to West Point along with two other brothers. The first three brothers to attend West Point at the same time. He graduated with his class and was assigned to duty in the US Army ...

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William H Combs (c.1899 - 1944)

William Combs served briefly in the US Army in World War I. He served in the US Army in World War II in China and Burma. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in Merrill's Marauders in Burma where he was killed ...

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Lester Kornblith, Jr. (1917 - 1992)

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Martin Meyer Philipsborn, Jr. (1908 - 1977)

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Major General Silas B. Hays, 30th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army (1902 - 1964)

Silas B. Hays (February 18, 1909 – July 24, 1964) was a Major General who served as Surgeon General of the United States Army. Early life Silas Beach Hays was born in Saint Paul, Minneso...

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Franz-Josef Biermann (1915 - 1996)

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Brig. General Robert M. O'Reilly, 20th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army (1845 - 1912)

Robert Maitland O'Reilly (January 14, 1845–November 3, 1912) was the 20th Surgeon General of the United States Army, serving from September 7, 1902 to January 14, 1909. O'Reilly was born i...

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Brig. General William H. Forwood, 19th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army (1838 - 1915)

William Henry Forwood (September 7, 1838 – May 12, 1915) was a surgeon from Brandywine Hundred, Delaware, who served in the Union Army during the American Civil War and eventually as Surgeon...

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Brig. General George Miller Sternberg, 18th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army (1838 - 1915)

Brigadier General George Miller Sternberg (June 8, 1838 – November 3, 1915) was a U.S. Army physician who is considered the first U.S. bacteriologist, having written Manual of Bacteriology (...

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Brig. General Charles Sutherland, 17th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army (1829 - 1895)

CHARLES SUTHERLAND (May 29,1829 - May 10, 1895), Surgeon General, December 23, 1890 - May 29, 1893, was born in Philadelphia, the son of Joel Barlow and Mary (Read) Sutherland, of Scotch ancestry. Hi...

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Brig. General John Moore, 15th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army (1826 - 1907)

) John Moore, MD (August 18, 1826 – March 18, 1907) was a leading United States Army physician during the American Civil War who rose to become Surgeon General of the Army in the late 1880s....

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Merriman Smith (1913 - 1970)

(Albert) Merriman Smith (February 10, 1913 – April 13, 1970) was a wire service reporter, notably serving as White House correspondent for United Press International and its predecessor, Unite...

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Vice Admiral Willis A. Lee, Jr (1888 - 1945)

Willis Augustus "Ching" Lee, Jr. (May 11, 1888 – August 25, 1945) was a Vice Admiral of the United States Navy during World War II. Lee commanded the American ships during the second night of ...

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Gen. Walter Ferrell Winton, Jr. MP (1917 - 2007)

Birth: Jul. 23, 1917 Nashville Davidson County Tennessee, USA Death: May 19, 2007 Lenox Berkshire County Massachusetts, USA Brigadier General Walter F. Winton, Jr. "Tito," 89, formerly of Great Barri...

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Alfred Eliab Buck, US Congress (1832 - 1902)

Alfred Eliab Buck (February 7, 1832 – December 4, 1902) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama. Biography Born in Foxcroft, Maine, Buck was graduated from Waterville College (now Colby Colle...

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Rear Admiral Hugo Osterhaus (1851 - 1927)

Hugo Osterhaus (15 June 1851, Belleville, Illinois – 11 June 1927, Castle Point, New York) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. He was the son of Civil War Major General Peter J. Oste...

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Rear Admiral Charles D. Sigsbee MP (1845 - 1923)

United States Navy Admiral. He is best remembered for being the Captain of the USS Maine when it exploded in Havana Harbor on the evening of February 12, 1898, an act which triggered the Spanish-Americ...

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Rear Admiral Robley "Fighting Bob" Evans (1846 - 1912)

Robley Dunglison Evans (18 August 1846 – 3 January 1912) was born in Floyd County, Virginia served in the United States Navy from the American Civil War to the Spanish-American War, attaining ...

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Colonel Edwin S. Pierce (USA) (1833 - 1912)

At the Battle of Gettysburg, Lt. Colonel Edwin S. Pierce served under his brother, Colonel Byron Pierce, in the 3rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry.

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Major General George Owen Squier (1865 - 1934)

Major General George Owen Squier (March 21, 1865- March 24, 1934) was born in Dryden, Michigan, United States. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1887 and received a Ph.D. from J...

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Brevet Brig. General Eliphalet Whittlesey (USA) (1821 - 1909)

General Whittlesey was a native of New Britain, Connecticut. He was graduated from Yale College in 1842 and for several years afterward traveled around the country studying the conditions at differen...

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General William M. Hoge (1894 - 1979)

William Morris Hoge (January 13, 1894 – 29 October 1979) was a General of the United States Army. Early years William M. Hoge grew up in Lexington, Missouri, where his father, William Mc...

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General Bruce C. Clarke (1901 - 1988)

General Bruce Cooper Clarke was a commander of Continental Army Command from 19581960 and Commander, U.S. Army Europe from 1960-1962. He also commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific from December 1954 to Ap...

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Lt. General Edward H. Brooks (1893 - 1978)

Edward Hale Brooks (April 25, 1893 – October 10, 1978) was an officer in the United States Army and a veteran of World War I, World War II and the Korean War. He received the Distinguished S...

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Colonel Raymond Potter Campbell, Jr. (1918 - 1997)

R. Potter Campbell Jr. was born on December 27, 1918, in Llewellyn Park, New Jersey -- an auspicious start for the Campbell clan. As the son of Colonel (USMA '16) Raymond Potter Campbell and Katherin...

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Colonel Raymond Potter Campbell (1892 - 1953)

Raymond Potter Campbell was born in California on 12 March 1892. He served in the United States Army in both World War I and World War II. He was a Quartermaster officer and a recipient of the Legion...

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General Wade H. Haislip (1889 - 1971)

Wade Hampton Haislip (July 9, 1889 – December 23, 1971) was a United States Army four-star general who served as Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army (VCSA) from 1949 to 1951. Milit...

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Major General Charles H. Gerhardt (1895 - 1976)

Major General Charles Hunter Gerhardt (June 6, 1895 – October 9, 1976) commanded the U.S. 29th Infantry Division from 1943 until the end of World War II and during part of the occupation of Ge...

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Edmund Muskie, 64th Governor of Maine MP (1914 - 1996)

Edmund Sixtus "Ed" Muskie (March 28, 1914 – March 26, 1996) was an American politician from Rumford, Maine. He served as Governor of Maine from 1955 to 1959, as a member of the United States Sen...

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Rear Admiral Don P. Moon (1894 - 1944)

Don Pardee Moon (April 18, 1894 – August 5, 1944) was a Rear Admiral of the United States Navy, who fought in the invasion of Europe. He was born in Kokomo, Indiana, USA. He married and had ...

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Major General Louis V. Hightower (1909 - 1972)

Louis Hightower graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1931. He retired in 1968 as a U.S. Army Major General. Citation: Distinguished Service Cross MAJOR GENERAL LOUIS V...

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Brevet Major General Benjamin Piatt Runkle (USA) (1836 - 1916)

Benjamin Piatt Runkle (September 3, 1836 – June 28, 1916) was one of the seven founders of Sigma Chi fraternity at Miami University, and led a regiment and a brigade in the Union Army during...

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General John Kenneth Cannon (1892 - 1955)

General John Kenneth Cannon (March 2, 1892 – January 12, 1955) was a World War II Mediterranean combat commander and former chief of United States Air Forces in Europe for whom Cannon Air Forc...

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General Jacob L. Devers (1887 - 1979)

General Jacob "Jake" Loucks Devers (September 8, 1887 - October 15, 1979), commander of the 6th Army Group in Europe during World War II. He was the first United States military officer to reach the ...

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Major General William W. Eagles (1895 - 1988)

Major General William Willis Eagles (1895-1988) commanded the 45th Infantry Division from Dec. 1943 to Dec. 3, 1944 succeeded by Maj. Gen. Robert T. Frederick. Eagles served as assistant commander of...

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Colonel William Ochs, Jr. (1924 - 2011)

William Ochs was an Army colonel who served in two wars and as a young soldier played a key role during a tense moment in the occupation of Trieste after World War II. The son of an Army officer, t...

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Colonel Harry A. "Paddy" Flint (1888 - 1944)

Colonel Harry Albert "Paddy" Flint (February 12, 1888 - July 24, 1944) was an officer of the United States Army during World War II. Although at 56 years of age he was considerably older than was g...

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Charles Frank Burlingame III (1949 - 2001)

Charles Frank Burlingame III, who had been a fighter pilot in the United States Navy, was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77 which was hijacked by terrorists and crashed into the Pentagon on 11 S...

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General William Hood Simpson (1888 - 1980)

General William Hood Simpson (May 18, 1888 – August 15, 1980) was a distinguished U.S. Army officer who commanded the U.S. Ninth Army in northern Europe, during World War II, among other roles...

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Vice Admiral Eli Thomas Reich (1913 - 1999)

Profile photo: on right in photo taken at launching of USS Sealion, October 31, 1943 (with wife and parents) Vice Admiral Eli Thomas Reich (March 20, 1913 New York – November 30, 1999 Arli...

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Captain Richard C. Steere (USN) (1909 - 2001)

From a contemporary press report: Richard C. Steere, a retired Navy captain who was the weather expert for General George S. Patton during the Anglo-American landing in North Africa in November 194...

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Rear Admiral William S. Parsons (1901 - 1953)

Rear Admiral William Sterling "Deak" Parsons (26 November 1901 – 5 December 1953) was an American Naval officer who worked as an ordnance expert on the Manhattan Project during World War II. H...

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Colonel Edson Raff (1907 - 2003)

Edson Duncan Raff (November 15, 1907 in New York City – March 11, 2003 in Garnett, Kansas) was an officer in the US Army and author of a book on paratroopers. He served as commanding officer o...

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Major General Peter C. Hains III (1901 - 1998)

Peter Conover Hains, III, born May 11, 1901, was an American Army cavalry officer and Major General who competed in the 1928 Olympic games in the modern pentathlon. Hains graduated from West Point in...

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Warren E. Burger, 15th Chief Justice of the United States (1907 - 1995)

Warren Earl Burger (September 17, 1907 – June 25, 1995) was the 15th Chief Justice of the United States from 1969 to 1986. Although Burger was a conservative, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered ...

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Walter John Stoessel, Jr. (1920 - 1986)

Walter John Stoessel, Jr. (January 24, 1920 – December 9, 1986) was a U.S. diplomat. Life and career Stoessel was born in Manhattan, Kansas, the son of Katherine (Haston) and Walter John S...

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Charles Edward Merriam, Jr. (1874 - 1953)

Charles Edward Merriam, Jr. (November 15, 1874 – January 8, 1953) was a professor of political science at the University of Chicago, founder of the behavioralistic approach to political scienc...

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Brig. General Creswell Garlington (1887 - 1945)

Distinguished Service Cross citation for action in World War I GARLINGTON, CRESWELL Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army General Staff, 77th Division, A.E.F. Date of Action: September 14, 1918 G...

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Brig. General Ernest Albert Garlington (1853 - 1934)

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. The son of a South Carolina Militia general who served the Confederacy during the Civil War, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at ...

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Leigh Wade (1897 - 1991)

Leigh Wade was born in Cassopolis, Michigan in 1896 and graduated from high school there in 1915. He enlisted in the National Guard in June 1916, and a year later became an aviation cadet in Decemb...

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Albert Cushing "Putty" Read (1887 - 1967)

Albert Cushing "Putty" Read (March 29, 1887 - October 10, 1967) was an aviator and Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. Biography Read was born in Lyme, New Hampshire into a Boston Brahm...

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Lt. General Elwood Richard "Pete" Quesada, CB, CBE (1904 - 1993)

Elwood Richard "Pete" Quesada, CB, CBE (April 13, 1904 – February 9, 1993) was a United States Air Force General, FAA administrator, and, later, a club owner in Major League Baseball. Ea...

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Clyde Edward Pangborn (1894 - 1958)

Clyde Edward Pangborn (October 28, 1895 – March 29, 1958) also known as "Upside-Down Pangborn" was an American aviator who performed aerial stunts during the 1920s. Along with his co-pilot, ...

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Admiral Thomas H. Moorer (1912 - 2004)

Thomas Hinman Moorer (February 9, 1912 – February 5, 2004) was an admiral and naval aviator in the United States Navy who served as Chief of Naval Operations from 1967 to 1970, and as the Ch...

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William Adger Moffett, Jr. (1910 - 2001)

Rear Admiral Moffett Jr. graduated from the Naval Academy in 1930. He became a Naval Aviator in 1932 and was eventually qualified to fly more than 100 types of aircraft, from biplanes to jet. Rear Ad...

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Admiral William Adger Moffett (1869 - 1933)

William Moffett Encyclopedia of World Biography | 2004 | COPYRIGHT 2004 The Gale Group Inc. (Hide copyright information) Copyright William Moffett Considered by many to be the architect of United S...

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Admiral Marc Mitscher (1887 - 1947)

Admiral Marc Andrew "Pete" Mitscher (January 26, 1887 – February 3, 1947) was a pioneer in naval aviation who became an admiral in the United States Navy, and served as commander of the Fast...

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Wayne Morris (1914 - 1959)

) Wayne Morris (February 17, 1914 – September 14, 1959), born Bert DeWayne Morris in Los Angeles, was an American film and television actor, as well as a decorated World War II fighter ace. He...

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David McCampbell (1910 - 1996)

Captain David McCampbell (January 16, 1910 – June 30, 1996) was an American naval aviator, who became the US Navy’s all-time leading ace with 34 aerial victories during World War II. ...

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Iven Carl Kincheloe, Jr. (1928 - 1958)

. Iven Carl "Kinch" Kincheloe, Jr. (July 2, 1928[2] – July 26, 1958) was an American test pilot, recipient of the Silver Star and Distinguished Flying Cross, and an ace in the Korean War. Ea...

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James H. Howard (1913 - 1995)

James Howell Howard (April 13, 1913 – March 18, 1995) was a general in the United States Air Force and the only fighter pilot in the European Theater of Operations in World War II to receive t...

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George William Goddard (1889 - 1987)

George William Goddard (June 15, 1889 – September 20, 1987) was a United States Air Force Brigadier General, and a pioneer in aerial photography. Early life George William Goddard was born...

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Thomas Sackett/Scott Baldwin MP (1857 - 1923)

Thomas Scott Baldwin (June 30, 1854 – May 17, 1923) was a pioneer balloonist and U.S. Army major during World War I. He was the first American to descend from a balloon by parachute. Early car...

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Bernt Balchen (1899 - 1973)

Bernt Balchen var en av pionerene i norsk og amerikansk luftfart. I 1920- og 1930-årene var han pilot på flere polarekspedisjoner, og under den annen verdenskrig ledet han bl.a. den ame...

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John R. Alison (1912 - 2011)

John Richardson "Johnny" Alison (November 21, 1912 – June 6, 2011) was a highly decorated American combat ace of World War II and veteran of the Korean War, and is often cited as the father of...

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Colonel Nathan Dudley (USA) (1825 - 1910)

Nathan Augustus Monroe Dudley (August 20, 1825 – April 29, 1910) was a soldier who served as a Colonel of Volunteers and sometimes as an acting Brigadier General of Volunteers for the Union Ar...

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Frank White, Governor (1856 - 1940)

) Frank White (December 12, 1856 – March 23, 1940) was the eighth Governor of North Dakota. A Republican, White also served as Treasurer of the United States from 1921 to 1928. Family Colo...

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Dr. Jedediah Baxter (1837 - 1890)

Jedediah Hyde Baxter was a Union physician in Civil War, who joined Army in 1861 and rose to Brigadier General and Surgeon General of the Army and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. ---------...

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Admiral Oscar C. Badger II (1890 - 1958)

Oscar Charles Badger II (June 26, 1890 – November 30, 1958) was an admiral of the United States Navy who served in both World Wars, and, as a junior officer, received the Medal of Honor. Ear...

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Rear Admiral Charles J. Badger (1853 - 1932)

Charles Johnston Badger (August 6, 1853 – September 7, 1932) was an admiral in the United States Navy. His active-duty career included service in the Spanish-American War and World War I. Li...

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Commodore Oscar C. Badger (1823 - 1899)

Commodore Oscar Charles Badger (12 August 1823 in Mansfield, Connecticut – 20 June 1899 in Concord, Massachusetts) was an officer of the United States Navy who served in the Mexican–A...

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Rear Admiral Norman von Heldreich Farquhar (1840 - 1907)

Rear Admiral Norman von Heldreich Farquhar (11 April 1840 – 3 July 1907) was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He is best known for commanding a naval squadro...

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Brig. General George Pope (1894 - 1972)

Brigadier General, U.S. Army. Chief of Staff to Gen. Omar Bradley during the founding of the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, during WWII.

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James E. Webb, 2nd Administrator of NASA (1906 - 1992)

James Edwin Webb (October 7, 1906 – March 27, 1992) was an American government official who served as the second administrator of NASA from February 14, 1961 to October 7, 1968. Webb oversaw...

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Lee Marvin (1924 - 1987)

Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987) was an American film actor. Known for his gravelly voice, white hair and 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) stature, Marvin at first did supporting roles, most...

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Brig. General Dion Williams (USMC) (1869 - 1952)

Brigadier General Dion Williams (December 15, 1869 – December 11, 1952) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He was the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps from August 1, 192...

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Pvt. William Adam Zink (1834 - 1864)

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Brigadier General Evans Carlson (USMC) (1896 - 1947)

Brigadier General Evans Fordyce Carlson (26 February 1896 – 27 May 1947) was the famed U.S. Marine Corps leader of the World War II "Carlson's Raiders". He is renowned for the "Makin Island ra...

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GSgt. John Basilone, Medal of Honor MP (1916 - 1945)

John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II....

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General Vernon E. Megee (USMC) (1900 - 1992)

Vernon Edgar Megee (June 5, 1900-January 14, 1992) was a United States Marine Corps general officer. He is recognized as a pioneer in the development of close air support for ground combat operations...

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General Gerald C. Thomas (USMC) (1894 - 1984)

Gerald Carthrae Thomas (October 29, 1894 – April 7, 1984) was a United States Marine Corps general who served as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1...

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General Graves B. Erskine (USMC) (1897 - 1973)

General Graves Blanchard Erskine (June 28, 1897 – May 21, 1973) was a United States Marine Corps officer who led the 3rd Marine Division during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. Early ...

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