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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 10,...

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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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Brig. General Thomas Cruse (1857 - 1943)

Thomas Cruse (December 29, 1857 – June 8, 1943) was a United States Army Brigadier General who was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor in action on July 17, 1882, at the Battle of Big ...

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Brig. General Lloyd M. Brett (1856 - 1927)

Lloyd Milton Brett (February 22, 1856 – September 23, 1927) was a United States Army Brigadier General who was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor in action on April 1, 1880 at O'Fallo...

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Brig. General Marion Perry Maus (1850 - 1930)

Marion Perry Maus (August 25, 1850 – February 2, 1930) was a United States Army Brigadier General who was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor in action on January 11, 1886 in the Sie...

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Colonel Frank West (1850 - 1923)

) Frank West (September 26, 1850 – August 26, 1923) was a United States Army Colonel who was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in fighting Indians at the Battle of Big Dry Wash, ...

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Brig. General Edward John McClernand (1848 - 1936)

Edward John McClernand (December 29, 1848 – February 9, 1936) was a United States Army Brigadier General who was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor in action near the Bear Paw Mountai...

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Brig. General John Brown Kerr (1847 - 1928)

John Brown Kerr (March 12, 1847 – November 14, 1928) was a United States Army Brigadier General who was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in fighting Indians along the White River,...

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Brevet Captain Robert G. Carter (1845 - 1936)

Robert Goldthwaite Carter (October 29, 1845 – January 4, 1936) was a US Cavalry officer who participated in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars, most notably against the Comanche during...

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Brig. General William Preble Hall (1848 - 1927)

William Preble Hall (June 11, 1848 – December 14, 1927) was a United States Army Brigadier General who was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for valor in action on October 20, 1879 near th...

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John Colt Beaumont, USN (1821 - 1882)

Civil War Union Navy Officer. Midshipman, 1 March, 1838. Passed Midshipman, 20 May, 1844. Master, 30 August, 1851. Lieutenant, 29 August, 1852. Commander, 16 July, 1862. Retired List, 27 April, 186...

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Gen. Zenas R. Bliss, Medal of Honor (1835 - 1900)

This officer, to encourage his regimen; which had never before been in action, and which had been ordered to lie down to protect itself from the enemy's fire, arose to his feet, advanced in front of ...

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Gen. Willard Ames Holbrook (1860 - 1932)

Willard Ames Holbrook was a Major General in the United States Army. Biography Holbrook was born on July 23, 1860 in Arkansaw, Wisconsin. In 1902 he would marry Josephine Stanley, daughter of M...

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Brig. General Rufus Saxton (USA) MP (1824 - 1908)

Rufus Saxton (October 19, 1824 – February 23, 1908) was a Union Army brigadier general during the American Civil War who received America's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for...

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Brevet Maj. General John Porter Hatch (USA) MP (1822 - 1901)

John Porter Hatch (January 9, 1822 – April 12, 1901) was a career American soldier who served as general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received a Medal of Honor for galla...

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Lt. General Alva R. Fitch (1907 - 1989)

Alva Revista Fitch (September 10, 1907–November 25, 1989) was a lieutenant general in the United States Army and was deputy director of Defense Intelligence Agency from 1946 to 1964. From Octo...

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Douglas Imrie McKay (1879 - 1962)

Douglas Imrie McKay (1879 – September 24, 1962) was an American artillery and law enforcement officer and NYPD police official who served as NYPD Police Commissioner in 1914. His five months...

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Maj. General William Farrar "Baldy" Smith (USA) (1824 - 1903)

William Farrar Smith (February 17, 1824 – February 28, 1903), was a civil engineer, a member of the New York City police commission, and Union general in the American Civil War. Early life...

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Colonel Walter King Wilson III (1937 - 2008)

Walter King Wilson III (born 1937) graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1960 with a commission in the Infantry. He later transferred to the Corps of Engineers. He served with the Mili...

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Rear Admiral Silas Casey III (1841 - 1913)

Born at East Greenwich, Rhode Island, September 11, 1841, the son of General Silas and Abbie Pearce Casey. He was appointed to the United States Naval Academy from New York in 1856 and graduated in...

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Gen. John "Black Jack" Davidson (USA) (1825 - 1881)

John Wynn Davidson (August 14, 1825 – June 26, 1881) was a major general in the United States Army and an American Indian fighter. Biography Davidson was born in Fairfax County, Virginia. ...

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Vinnie Ream (1847 - 1914)

Lavinia Ellen Ream Hoxie (September 25, 1847 – January 12, 1914) was an American sculptor. Her most famous work was the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the U.S. Capitol rotunda. Early life Re...

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Brig. General Richard L. Hoxie (1844 - 1930)

Richard L. Hoxie (1844-1930) was a Brigadier General in the United States Army. Biography Hoxie was born Richard Leveridge Hoxie on August 7, 1844 in New York City. In 1878 Hoxie married the note...

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Brig. General Charles J. Symmonds (1866 - 1941)

Charles Symmonds ( October 6, 1866, Holland, Michigan - July 16, 1941) was a Brigadier General in the United States Army. He was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal. His award citation rea...

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Colonel Marion Bell Humphrey (USMC) (deceased)

Marion Bell Humphrey died at Bethesda Naval Hospital, August 20, 1953. A veteran of 35 years on active duty with the US Marine Corps, he was decorated by 3 foreign governments during his services in ...

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Brig. General Evan Humphrey (1875 - 1963)

Evan Harris Humphrey was a Brigadier General in the United States Army. Biography Humphrey was born on March 5, 1875 in California. His father was Major General and Medal of Honor recipient Charl...

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General James Van Fleet (1892 - 1992)

James Alward Van Fleet (March 19, 1892 – September 23, 1992) was a U.S. Army officer during World War I, World War II and the Korean War. Van Fleet was a native of New Jersey, who was raised i...

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Lt. Colonel Robert Wetherill, Jr. (1942 - 1996)

. Roderick "Rick" Wetherill, Jr. (b. January 20, 1942 Highland Falls, New York, d. September 9, 1996 Fairfax, Virginia) was an officer of the United States Army from the Vietnam War through the Rea...

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Major General Roderick Wetherill (1918 - 1978)

Roderick "Rod" Wetherill, Sr. (January 19, 1918 – June 26, 1978) was a notable officer of the United States Army from World War II through the Vietnam War. The official Army history of the War...

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Lt. General Alexander R. Bolling (1895 - 1964)

Alexander Russell Bolling was a general in the United States Army during World War II and the Cold War. Early career He was a student at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis from 1915 to 1916, but...

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Brevet Major John Rogers Meigs (USA) (1841 - 1864)

John Rodgers Meigs (February 9, 1841 – October 3, 1864) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He is most notable for controversy surrounding the circumstances of his ...

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General George Brown (USAF) (1918 - c.1980)

Courtesy of the United States Air Force: GENERAL GEORGE SCRATCHLEY BROWN Retired June 21, 1978. Died December 5, 1978 General George Scratchley Brown was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ...

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General Bruce Palmer, Jr. (1913 - 2000)

. Bruce Palmer, Jr., (April 13, 1913 – October 10, 2000) was a noted United States Army General and acting Chief of Staff of the United States Army from July to October 1972. Career Summary ...

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General Lyman Lemnitzer (1899 - 1988)

Lyman Louis Lemnitzer (August 29, 1899 – November 12, 1988) was a United States Army general, who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1960 to 1962. He then served as Supreme A...

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General Malin Craig (1875 - 1945)

Malin Craig (August 5, 1875–July 25, 1945) was a United States Army general. Biography Malin Craig was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, on August 5, 1875; Graduated from the United States...

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General Charles Pelot Summerall (1867 - 1955)

Charles Pelot Summerall (March 4, 1867 – May 14, 1955) was a U.S. general. He fought in World War I, and was Army Chief of Staff between 1926 and 1930. He was also the President of The Citadel...

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General Tasker H. Bliss (1853 - 1930)

Tasker Howard Bliss, GCMG, (December 31, 1853 – November 9, 1930) was Chief of Staff of the United States Army from September 22, 1917 until May 18, 1918. Biography Tasker Howard Bliss was...

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Maj. General Hugh L. Scott (1853 - 1934)

Hugh Lenox Scott (September 22, 1853 – April 30, 1934) was a post-Civil War West Point graduate who served as superintendent of West Point from 1906 to 1910, and Chief of Staff of the United S...

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General Charles A. Gabriel (1928 - 2003)

Charles Alvin Gabriel (January 21, 1928 - September 4, 2003) was the 11th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. As chief of staff of the U. S. Air Force, General Gabriel served in a dual cap...

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General Thomas D. White, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force (1901 - 1965)

General Thomas Dresser White (August 6, 1901 – December 22, 1965) was the fourth Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. White was born in Walker, Minnesota, in 1901. Upon graduatio...

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Lt. General Leslie Groves (Manhattan Project) MP (1896 - 1970)

Lieutenant General Leslie Richard Groves, Jr. (17 August 1896 – 13 July 1970) was a United States Army Corps of Engineers officer who oversaw the construction of the Pentagon and directed the ...

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General Philip Sheridan MP (1831 - 1888)

Philip Henry Sheridan (March 6, 1831[1] – August 5, 1888) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. His career was noted for his rapid rise to majo...

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General John L. Hines, Army Chief of Staff (1868 - 1968)

Born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia,[2] Hines graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned as a second lieutenant of Infantry on June 12, 1895.[1] His f...

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Hugh Samuel Johnson (1881 - 1942)

Hugh Samuel "Iron Pants" Johnson (August 5, 1881 – April 15, 1942) American Army officer, businessman, speech writer, government official and newspaper columnist. He is best known as a member ...

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Lt. Colonel John M. Hamilton (1839 - 1898)

Lt. Colonel John M. Hamilton, a soldier whose career spanned almost 40 years, from the Civil War through the Indian Wars, until finally ending with his death on San Juan Hill during the Spanish-Ame...

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Brig. General Benjamin Alvord, Jr. (1860 - 1927)

. Benjamin Alvord, Jr. (May 15, 1860 – April 13, 1927) was an American soldier. He was the son of Benjamin Alvord, who was a scientist and soldier. Alvord was born in Washington, D.C. and gr...

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Alexander Haig, U.S. Secretary of State (1924 - 2010)

Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. (December 2, 1924 – February 20, 2010) was a United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White Hou...

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Clifton Carroll Carter (1876 - 1950)

An extremely popular professor, Clifton Carroll Carter taught at West Point for 25 years. As a yearling, he was a Corporal, a First Sergeant as a cow, and a Captain in his last year at the Academy. ...

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Lt. General Marshall Carter (1909 - 1993)

Marshall Sylvester Carter (September 16, 1909 – February 18, 1993) was a lieutenant general in the United States Army. From 1965 to 1969, he served as Director of the National Security Agency....

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Brig. General Edward Griffin Beckwith (1818 - 1881)

dward Griffin Beckwith (June 25, 1818 – June 22, 1881) was an United States Army officer who served in the Union Army during the American Civil War and who conducted one of the Pacific Railroa...

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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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