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Donn Albert Starry
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InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born May 31, 1925
place/birth New York City, New York
Died August 26, 2011 (aged 86)
Place/death Canton, Stark County,
Ohio
Cause/death Complications with cancer
Buried at
Spouse Leatrice Gibbs
(m. 1948 - ;)
Karen?
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Nickname
Nationality
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/service

Service #

In-depth Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
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Student,
United States Army Armor School
(Basic Course)
Fort Knox, KY 1948 1949
[[File: 63rd Heavy Tank Battalion,
1st Infantry Division
Germany 1949 1952
[[File: 3rd Armored Division Aide-de-Camp Fort Knox, KY 1952 1953
Student,
United States Army Armor School
(Advanced Course)
Fort Knox, KY 1953 1954
[[File: Eighth United States Army Intelligence
Officer
Korea 1954 1955
Student,
Command and General Staff College
Fort Leavenworth, KS 1959 1960
[[File: 1st Battalion,
32nd Armor Regiment,
3rd Armored Division
Commanding
Officer
[[|]] 1962 1964
Student,
Armed Forces Staff College
Norfolk, VA 1964 1965
Student,
Army War College
Carlisle, PA 1965 1966
[[File: Headquarters,
United States Army Vietnam
Vietnam 1966 1967
[[File: Office,
Assistant Secretary of Defense
Washington, D.C. 1967 1968
[[File: Headquarters,
Military Assistance Command,
Vietnam
Vietnam 1969 1969
[[File: 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Commanding
Officer
Vietnam 7 Dec, 1969 22 Jun, 1970
[[File: United States Army Armor Center Commanding
General
Fort Knox, KY 1973 1976
[[File: V United States Corps Commanding
General
Frankfurt, DE 16 Feb, 1976 17 Jun, 1977
[[File: United States Army
Training and Doctrine Command
Commanding
General
Fort Monroe, VA 1 Jul, 1977 31 Jul, 1981
[[File: United States Army
Readiness Command
Commander-in-
Chief
MacDill AF Base, FL 1981 1983
Civilian Career
Vice President,
Ford Aerospace
Washington, D.C. 1983 1990
Member,
Defense Science Board
Washington, D.C. 1985 1993
Member of the Board,
Maxwell Laboratories
San Diego, CA 1988 1993
Chairman of the Board,
Maxwell Technologies
San Diego, CA 1996 1998
Chairman of the Board,
Universal Voltronics
Brookfield, CN ? ?
Chairman of the Board,
Cavalry Memorial Foundation
Wylie, TX ? ?
Member of the Board,
Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs
Washington, D.C. ? ?
Member of the Board,
Eisenhower Foundation
Abilene, KS ? ?

Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Appointment Age Date of Rank Accepted
Regular Army
No Insignia Cadet 1 Jul, 1944
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Cavalry alternative)
2nd Lieutenant
Armor Branch Insignia
8 Jun, 1948
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Cavalry)
1st Lieutenant
Armor Branch Insignia
8 Jun, 1951
O-3
Captain (US Cavalry)
Captain
Armor Branch Insignia
29 Oct, 1954
O-4
Major (US Cavalry)
Major
Armor Branch Insignia
8 Jun, 1962
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Cavalry)
Lieutenant Colonel
Armor Branch Insignia
O-6
Colonel (US Cavalry)
Colonel
Armor Branch Insignia
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General
O-9
Lieutenant General (USA)
Lieutenant General
O-10
General (USA)
General
Retired 30 Jun 1983
Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Appointment Age Date of Rank Accepted
Army of the United States
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Cavalry)
1st Lieutenant
Armor Branch Insignia
7 Dec, 1949
O-3
Captain (US Cavalry)
Captain
Armor Branch Insignia
8 Jun, 1953
O-4
Major (US Cavalry)
Major
Armor Branch Insignia
27 Jun, 1958
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Cavalry)
Lieutenant Colonel
Armor Branch Insignia
31 Feb, 1963
O-6
Colonel (US Cavalry)
Colonel
Armor Branch Insignia
19 Dec, 1967
O-10
General (USA)
General 1 Jul, 1977

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Defense Distinguished Service Medal Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star Silver Star
Legion of Merit (2 Oakleaf) Legion of Merit (2 Oak Leaf clusters)
Distinguished Flying Cross Distinguished Flying Cross
Soldier's Medal Soldier's Medal
Bronze Star (Valor & 1 OLC) Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf cluster; Valor Device)
Air Medal (numeral 9) Air Medal (Numeral 9)
Joint Service Commendation Medal (1OLC) Joint Service Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf cluster)
Army Commendation Medal Army Commendation Medal
Purple Heart Purple Heart
Unit Awards
Valorous Unit Award Army Valorous Unit Award
Service/Campaign Medals
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
National Defense Service Medal National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal
Identification Badges
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
Army General Staff Identification Badge
Army General Staff Identification Badge
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia worn as his
Combat Service Identification Badge
Other Accoutrements
US Army Armor Wreath Pin
Army Armor Pin
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Overseas Service Bar
Foreign Personal Decorations
National Order of Merit (France) French National Order of Merit (Knight)
Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Grand Officer's Cross) German Order of Merit (Grand Officer's Cross)
Gallantry Cross (Vietnam)(Palm) Vietnamese Gallantry Cross (with Palm)
Foreign Service Awards
Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnamese Campaign Medal

Battles/WarsEdit

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FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

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Starry with Wife (Letty), graduation day

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