Eisenhower, Dwight David, GA

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Last Rank
General of the Army
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1951-1952, Supreme Headquaters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF)
Service Years
1911 - 1952


General of the Army

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Eisenhower, Dwight David, GA USA(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Abilene, Kansas
Last Address
Washington, D.C.

Date of Passing
Mar 28, 1969
Location of Interment
Eisenhower Presidential Library - Abilene, Kansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Museum Chapel

 Official Badges 

Army Staff Identification US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

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 Military Association Memberships
The Army and Navy Union USA
  1946, The Army and Navy Union USA - Assoc. Page

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 19th Infantry 57th Infantry RegimentArmy Garrisons3rd Army
Department of the Army (DA)HQ European Theater of Operations, United States Army (ETOUSA)North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)Supreme Headquaters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF)
  1915-1916, HHC, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry
  1917-1917, 57th Infantry Regiment
  1926-1927, Army Garrison Fort Benning, GA
  1941-1941, 3rd Army
  1941-1942, Department of the Army (DA)
  1942-1944, HQ European Theater of Operations, United States Army (ETOUSA)
  1945-1948, Department of the Army (DA)
  1950-1951, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  1951-1952, Supreme Headquaters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
  1944-1945 Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of the Bulge
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military AcademyCommand and General Staff College
  1911-1915, United States Military Academy2
  1925-1926, Command and General Staff College
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
34th United States President, United States General of the Army. One of seven sons of a poor Kansas family, he discovered he could receive an education for free if he was accepted at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He passed the 1911 entry exam and graduated in the top half of his class. As the conflicts in Europe became World War II, he found himself on a rapid ascent. He rose to lead the armed forces fighting to liberate Europe, commanding the Allied Forces in invasions of North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Normandy, then directing the campaign from D-Day to the surrender of Germany. After the war's conclusion, he was appointed as the first Supreme Commander of NATO. Upon his return to the United States as a 5-star general, he served as the Army Chief of Staff with the main task being demobilization. Upon retirement, he accepted the presidency of Columbia University. Politics called and he became the Nation's 34th President, guiding America to peace by ending the Korean War. Americans enjoyed a strong, expanding economy under Eisenhower with solid economic growth, little inflation and low unemployment. He expanded social security and increased the minimum wage. The Interstate Highway System and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) were created and space exploration began. In 1959, Alaska and Hawaii became the 49th and 50th states of the Union. He was beset with heart problems beginning during his term in the White House and his health continued to decline during his retirement to a farm at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. At age 78, eight years after leaving the White house, he was admitted to Walter Reed Hospital where a heart attack took his life. His body laid in state at the White House and the Capitol Rotunda prior to a final service at the National Cathedral in Washington. Returned to Kansas, he was buried in the chapel on the grounds of the complex housing the Eisenhower boyhood home, library and museum. 

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