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the people's #1 Why is this #1?
George Washington Died at 67 (1732-1799) George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United
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George S. Patton Died at 60 (1885-1945) George Smith Patton, Jr. was a United States Army general, who commanded the Seventh United States Army in the Mediterranean and European Theaters of World War II, but is best known for his leadership
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most listed Why is this #3?
Dwight D. Eisenhower Died at 79 (1890-1969) Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme
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Ulysses S. Grant Died at 63 (1822-1885) Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States. As Commanding General, Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the
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Robert E. Lee Died at 63 (1807-1870) Robert Edward Lee was an American soldier best known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. The son of Revolutionary
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Chester W. Nimitz Died at 81 (1885-1966) Chester William Nimitz was a fleet admiral of the United States Navy. He played a major role in the naval history of World War II as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet, for U.S. naval
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John J. Pershing Died at 88 (1860-1948) John J. Pershing appeared in the 1942 film For Me and My Gal.
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George Marshall Died at 79 (1880-1959) George Catlett Marshall, Jr. was an American soldier and statesman famous for his leadership roles during World War II and the Cold War. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Secretary of
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added by RobLein Why is this #9?
Theodore Roosevelt Died at 61 (1858-1919) Led American troops, the Roughriders, up San Juan Hill for decisive victory. Was eventually awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, in 2001, for his actions.
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Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. Died at 78 (1934-2012) H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. was a United States Army general. While serving as Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command, he led all coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War. Born in Trenton,
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William Tecumseh Sherman Died at 71 (1820-1891) William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War, for which he received recognition for his
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Andrew Jackson Died at 78 (1767-1845) Led U.S. troops to victory over the British in the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812.
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William Halsey, Jr. Died at 77 (1882-1959) Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr., GBE —known as Bill Halsey or "Bull" Halsey—was an American fleet admiral in the United States Navy. At the start of the War in the Pacific Halsey
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added by Michael Grylls Why is this #14?
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Died at 64 (1730-1794) Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand Steuben, also referred to as the Baron von Steuben, was a Prussian-born American military officer. He served as inspector general and Major General of the
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added by RobLein Why is this #15?
John Paul Jones Died at 45 (1747-1792) Best-known naval leader for the U.S. in the Revolutionary War.
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Douglas MacArthur Died at 84 (1880-1964) Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the
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Philip Sheridan Died at 57 (1831-1888) Philip Henry Sheridan 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 major general and his close association with
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Winfield Scott Died at 80 (1786-1866) Winfield Scott was a United States Army general, and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852. Known as "Old Fuss and Feathers" and the "Grand Old Man of the
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added by grady-edward-loy Why is this #19?
Nathanael Greene Died at 44 (1742-1786) Sent by Washington to replace Gates in the South and drive Cornwallis out of South Carolina. He was called the Fighting Quaker and had been Washinton's Quartermaster.
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Henry H. Arnold Died at 64 (1886-1950) Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold was an American general officer holding the grades of General of the Army and General of the Air Force. Arnold was an aviation pioneer, Chief of the Air Corps,
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Omar Bradley Died at 88 (1893-1981) Omar Nelson "Brad" Bradley was a United States Army field commander in North Africa and Europe during World War II, and a General of the Army. From the Normandy landings through the end of
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added by RobLein Why is this #22?
Zachary Taylor Died at 66 (1784-1850) Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising
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David Farragut Died at 69 (1801-1870) David Glasgow Farragut was a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He was the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral in the United States Navy. He is remembered
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George Dewey Died at 80 (1837-1917) George Dewey was Admiral of the Navy, the only person in U.S. history to have attained the rank. Admiral Dewey is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish–American
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Stonewall Jackson Died at 39 (1824-1863) Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and the best-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee. His military career
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Winfield Scott Hancock Died at 62 (1824-1886) Winfield Scott Hancock was a career U.S. Army officer and the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 1880. He served with distinction in the Army for four decades, including service
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Matthew Ridgway Died at 98 (1895-1993) Matthew Bunker Ridgway was a United States Army general. He held several major commands and was most famous for resurrecting the United Nations war effort during the Korean War. Several historians
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added by La Albina Why is this #28?
William Westmoreland Died at 91 (1914-2005) William Childs Westmoreland was a United States Army four-star general. General Westmoreland was in command of all US military operations in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968, including during the
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added by RobLein Why is this #29?
Oliver Hazard Perry Died at 34 (1785-1819) United States Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry was an American naval commander, born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. He was the son of USN Captain Christopher Raymond Perry and Sarah Wallace
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Curtis LeMay Died at 84 (1906-1990) Curtis Emerson LeMay was a general in the United States Air Force and the vice presidential running mate of American Independent Party presidential candidate George Wallace in 1968. Curtis LeMay is
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Carl Andrew Spaatz Died at 83 (1891-1974) Carl Andrew "Tooey" Spaatz was an American World War II general and the first Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.
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Horatio Gates Died at 79 (1727-1806) Horatio Lloyd Gates was a retired British soldier who served as an American general during the Revolutionary War. He took credit for the American victory in the Battles of Saratoga — a matter of
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William Henry Harrison Died at 68 (1773-1841) William Henry Harrison was the ninth President of the United States, an American military officer and politician, and the last President born as a British subject. He was also the first president to
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Joseph Stilwell Died at 63 (1883-1946) General Joseph Warren Stilwell was a United States Army four-star general known for service in the China Burma India Theater during World War II. His caustic personality was reflected in the nickname
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Colin Powell age 78 Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush
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Mark W. Clark Died at 88 (1896-1984) Mark Wayne Clark (May 1, 1896 – April 17, 1984) was an American general during World War II and the Korean War and was the youngest lieutenant general (three-star general) in the U.S. Army.
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Alexander Vandegrift Died at 86 (1887-1973) General Alexander Archer Vandegrift, USMC was a General in the United States Marine Corps. He commanded the 1st Marine Division to victory in its first ground offensive of World War II, the Battle of
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Ernest King Died at 78 (1878-1956) Fleet Admiral Ernest Joseph King was Commander in Chief, United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations during World War II. As COMINCH-CNO, he directed the United States Navy's operations,
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Creighton Abrams Died at 60 (1914-1974) Creighton Williams Abrams, Jr. was a United States Army general who commanded military operations in the Vietnam War from 1968–72. He served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1972 until
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John William Vessey, Jr. age 93 John William Vessey, Jr. is a retired United States Army general. He served as the tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from June 18, 1982 to September 30, 1985. When he retired in 1985 at the
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Courtney Hodges Died at 79 (1887-1966) General Courtney Hicks Hodges was an American military officer, most prominent for his role in World War II, in which he commanded the First United States Army in Northwest Europe. In his career
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Maxwell D. Taylor Died at 86 (1901-1987) General Maxwell Davenport "Max" Taylor was a United States Army four star general and diplomat of the mid-20th century, who served as the fifth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff after
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Charles Lee Died at 57 (1758-1815) Charles Lee was an American lawyer from Virginia. He served as United States Attorney General from 1795 until 1801 and Secretary of State ad interim from May 13, 1800 to June 5, 1800. Charles was born
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Wesley Clark age 71 Wesley Kanne Clark, Sr. is a retired General of the United States Army. He graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1966 at West Point and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of
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J. Lawton Collins Died at 91 (1896-1987) Joseph "Lightning Joe" Lawton Collins was Army Chief of Staff during the Korean War. During World War II, he was an Army general, serving in both the Pacific and European Theaters of