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  • Henry Arnold Burgess, WWII US Army veteran (1918 - 2006)
    Henry served in the 11th Battalion of the US Army. He was employed at Quality Tools Corp. of New Wilmington, SATEC of Grove City and Leesburg Water Co. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and participated ...
  • George Baker (1915 - 1975)
    Find a Grave Birth: May 22, 1915 Death: May 7, 1975 Cartoonist. Creator of the comic strip "The Sad Sack." A Walt Disney animator, he came up with the idea of a dimwitted soldier while serving ...
  • Moses Gunn (1929 - 1993)
    A 1959 graduate of Tennessee State University, Moses Gunn is the renown actor who in 1977 received an Emmy nomination for his appearance as tribal chieftain Kintango in the ground-breaking miniseries R...
  • Brevet Maj. General Rufus Ingalls (USA) (1818 - 1893)
    Rufus Ingalls (August 23, 1818 – January 15, 1893) was an American military general who served as the 16th Quartermaster General of the United States Army. Early life and career Ingalls was born ...
  • Brevet Maj. General Thomas S. Jesup ( "Father of the Modern Quartermaster Corps") (1788 - 1860)
    Info added per DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood and published 1895 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army

The United States Army (USA) is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces that performs land-based military operations. It is also the largest overall and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services. The modern army has its roots in the Continental Army which was formed on 14 June 1775, to meet the demands of the American Revolutionary War before the establishment of the United States. The Congress of the Confederation officially created the United States Army on 3 June 1784 after the end of the Revolutionary War to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The army considers itself to be descended from the Continental Army and thus dates its inception from the origins of that force.

The primary mission of the army is "to fight and win our Nation's wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders." The army is a military service within the Department of the Army, one of the three military departments of the Department of Defense. The army is headed by the Secretary of the Army, and the top military officer in the department is the Chief of Staff of the Army. The highest ranking army officer is currently the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During fiscal year 2011, the Regular Army reported a strength of 546,057 soldiers; the Army National Guard (ARNG) reported 358,078 and the United States Army Reserve (USAR) reported 201,166 putting the combined component strength total at 1,105,301 soldiers. The United States Army serves as the land-based branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. §3062 of Title 10 US Code defines the purpose of the army as:

Preserving the peace and security and providing for the defense of the United States, the Commonwealths and possessions and any areas occupied by the United States Supporting the national policies Implementing the national objectives Overcoming any nations responsible for aggressive acts that imperil the peace and security of the United States