General Paul DeWitt Adams

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Paul DeWitt Adams

Birthplace: Heflin, Cleburne County, Alabama, United States
Death: October 31, 1987 (81)
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States
Place of Burial: 4202 East Lake Avenue, Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL, 33610, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Lovic Erastus Adams and Ruth Adams
Husband of Mabel Adams
Brother of Private; Private; Private and Private

Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About General Paul DeWitt Adams

General Paul DeWitt Adams (October 6, 1906 – October 31, 1987) was a General in the United States Army.

Adams was born in Heflin, Alabama. After graduating from Marion Military Institute in 1924, he entered the United States Military Academy and graduated in 1928, receiving his commission in the Infantry.

He served with as executive officer of the 1st Special Service Force from 1942 to 1944, including during their assault on Kiska in 1943. Following that assignment, he became commanding officer of the 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, serving in the Mediterranean Theater (Operation Dragoon) and European Theater from January 1944 to January 1945. He served as Assistant Division Commander, 45th Infantry Division from January 1945 to January 1946. This was followed by staff assignments to Headquarters, Army Ground Forces in 1946 and Command and General Staff College from 1947 to 1950. He was a student and then faculty member at the Army War College from 1950 to 1951, before being deployed to fight in the Korean War. He consecutively served as Commanding General, 25th Infantry Division, Chief of Staff of X Corps, and Chief of Staff Eighth United States Army during the Korean War. After the war, he was Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division, from June to December 1953. He later served as Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces in the Middle East in 1958. From 1959 to 1960, he commanded V Corps.

He concurrently served as Commanding General, Third United States Army, and Commanding General, Fort McPherson, Georgia, from 1960 to 1961. After receiving his fourth star in 1961, he became Commander-in-Chief, United States Strike Command, from 1961 to 1966.

General Adams retired in 1966. He was president of Paul D. Adams & Associates from 1966 to 1971. He died on October 31, 1987 in Tampa, Florida.

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General Paul DeWitt Adams's Timeline

October 6, 1906
Heflin, Cleburne County, Alabama, United States
October 31, 1987
Age 81
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States
Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, 4202 East Lake Avenue, Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL, 33610, United States