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General
Lyman Louis Lemnitzer
Lyman Lemnitzer1
U.S. Army General Flag (General)
Four Star General Officer Flag

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born 29 August 1899
Place of birth Honesdale, Wayne County,
Pennsylvania
Died 12 November 1988 (aged 89)
Place of death Walter Reed Army Medical Center,
Washington, D.C.
Cause of death Renal failure
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Katherine Lemnitzer
(m. 19?? - 1988; his death)
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Nickname
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/service

Service # Officer - 20816

Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Organization or Command Title / Position Branch Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
[[File: [[]]
Army War College Student Captain Washington, D.C. 01 Sep 1939 30 Jun 1940
70th Coast Artillery Regiment (Antiaircraft) Battalion Commander & Regiment S-3 Captain
Major
Fort Moultrie, South Carolina 01 Jul 1940 31 Oct 1940
38th Coast Artillery Brigade (Antiaircraft) Executive Officer & S-3 Major Camp Stewart, Georgia 01 Nov 1940 26 May 1941
War Plans Division,
War Department General Staff
Staff Officer US Army General Staff Insignia Major Washington, D.C. 27 May 1941 14 Jun 1941
[[File: General Headquarters Assistant G-3 US Army General Staff Insignia Major;
Lieutenant Colonel
Washington, D.C. 15 Jun 1941 08 Mar 1942
[[File: Army Ground Forces Chief of Plans Division US Army General Staff Insignia Lieutenant Colonel;
Colonel;
Brigadier General
Washington, D.C. 09 Mar 1942 30 Jun 1942
34th Antiaircraft Artillery Brigade Commanding General - Brigadier General Norfolk, Virginia;
England
01 Jul 1942 14 Aug 1942
[[File: Allied Forces Headquarters Deputy Chief of Staff US Army General Staff Insignia Brigadier General England 15 Aug 1942 14 Sep 1942
[[File: Allied Forces Headquarters Assistant Chief of Staff G-3
(Plans and Operations)
US Army General Staff Insignia Brigadier General England 15 Sep 1942 04 Jan 1943
[[File: Fifth Army Deputy Chief of Staff US Army General Staff Insignia Brigadier General 05 Jan 1943 14 Feb 1943
34th Antiaircraft Artillery Brigade Commanding General - Brigadier General 15 Feb 1943 15 May 1943
[[File: 34th Antiaircraft Artillery Brigade /
Seventh Army
Commanding General /
Antiaircraft Artillery Commander
- Brigadier General Italy 16 May 1943 24 Jul 1943
[[File: 15th Army Group Deputy Chief of Staff US Army General Staff Insignia Brigadier General
Major General
Sicily, Italy 25 Jul 1943 30 Dec 1944
[[File: Allied Forces Headquarters Deputy Chief of Staff US Army General Staff Insignia Major General Italy 31 Dec 1944 31 Jul 1945
[[File: Allied Forces Headquarters /
Mediterranean Theater of Operations, United States Army
Chief of Staff US Army General Staff Insignia Major General Italy 01 Aug 1945 01 Nov 1945
Joint Strategic Survey Commission Army Member - Major General Washington, D.C. 02 Nov 1945 21 Aug 1947
Naval War College Deputy Commandant - Major General Newport, Rhode Island 22 Aug 1947 24 Oct 1949
Office of Military Assistance:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Director - Major General Washington, D.C. 25 Jan 1949 1950
[[File: 11th Airborne Division Commanding General - Major General Fort Campbell, Kentucky 00 Jan 1951 00 Nov 1951
[[File: 7th Infantry Division Commanding General - Major General Korea 05 Dec 1951 03 Jul 1952
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans:
Department of the Army
Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans US Army General Staff Insignia Lieutenant General Washington, D.C. 01 Aug 1952 24 Mar 1955
[[File: Eighth Army /
United States Armed Forces, Far East
Commanding General /
Commander-in-Chief
- General Korea 00 Mar 1955 00 Jun 1955
[[File: United States Far East Command /
United Nations Command /
United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands
Commander-in-Chief /
Commander-in-Chief /
Military Governor
- General Korea 05 Jun 1955 01 Jul 1957
Office of the Vice Chief of Staff:
Department of the Army
6th Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army US Army General Staff Insignia General Washington, D.C. 22 Jul 1957 30 Jun 1959
Office of the Chief of Staff:
Department of the Army
20th Chief of Staff, United States Army US Army General Staff Insignia General Washington, D.C. 01 Jul 1959 30 Sep 1960
Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff:
Department of Defense
4th Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff - General Washington, D.C. 01 Oct 1960 30 Sep 1962
[[File: United States European Command /
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
Commander-in-chief /
Supreme Allied Commander Europe
- General Paris, France;
Mons, Belgium
01 Jan 1963 01 Jul 1969
Civilian Career

Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Appointment Age Date of Rank Accepted Time Spent in Rank
United States Army
- No Insignia Cadet - 14 Jun 1918 18
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Artillery alternative)
2nd Lieutenant
Coast Artillery Insignia
02 Jul 1920 20
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Artillery)
1st Lieutenant
Coast Artillery Insignia
02 Jul 1920 20
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Artillery alternative)
2nd Lieutenant
Coast Artillery Insignia
15 Dec 1922 22
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Artillery)
1st Lieutenant
Coast Artillery Insignia
09 Jun 1925 25
O-3
Captain (US Artillery)
Captain
Coast Artillery Insignia
01 Aug 1935 35
O-4
Major (US Artillery)
Major
Coast Artillery Insignia
01 Jul 1940 40
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Artillery)
Lieutenant Colonel
Coast Artillery Insignia
02 Jul 1943 43
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General - 23 Jan 1948 48
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General - 06 Aug 1951 51
Retired 11 Jul 1969 69
Army of the United States
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Artillery)
Lieutenant Colonel
Coast Artillery Insignia
11 Dec 1941 41 14 Dec 1941
O-6
Colonel (US Artillery)
Colonel
Coast Artillery Insignia
11 Jun 1942 42
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General - 25 Jun 1942 42
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General - 27 May 1944 44
O-9
Lieutenant General (USA)
Lieutenant General - 01 Aug 1952 52
O-10
General (USA)
General - 25 Mar 1955 55


  • United States Army - Cadet USMA : 14 Jun 1918 - 15 Jun 1920 (02 year(s), 00 month(s), 01 day(s))
  • United States Army - Commission - Coast Artillery : (27 year(s), 06 month(s), 21 day(s))
  • United States Army - Commission - General Officer : (21 year(s), 05 month(s), 18 day(s))
  • Army of the United States - Commission - Coast Artillery : (00 year(s), 06 month(s), 14 day(s))
  • Army of the United States - Commission - General Officer : (27 year(s), 00 month(s), 16 day(s))

Total = 51 year(s), 00 month(s), 21 day(s)

Awards and DecorationsEdit

United States Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal (3 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal three oak leaf clusters
Navy Distinguished Service Medal Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star Silver Star Medal
Legion of Merit - Officer Legion of Merit - Officer
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit
Presidential Medal of Freedom Presidential Medal of Freedom
World War I Victory Medal World War I Victory Medal
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (2 stars) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal two campaign stars
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal
National Defense Service Medal (1 Service Star) National Defense Service Medal one service star
Korean Service Medal (2 SS) Korean Service Medal two service stars
Foreign Decorations
Order of Christ (Brazil) Imperial Order of Our Lord Jesus Christ Flag of Brazil Federative Republic of Brazil
Order of Military Merit (Brazil) (Grand Officer) Order of Military Merit - Grand Officer Flag of Brazil Federative Republic of Brazil
Medal of War (Brazil) Medal of War Flag of Brazil Federative Republic of Brazil
Order of Merit (Chile) Order of Merit - Grand Cross Flag of Chile Republic of Chile
Order of Boyaca, Grand Officer Order of Boyacá - Grand Officer Flag of Colombia Republic of Colombia
Military Medal for Merit (Czech) Medal for Military Merit - Silver Flag of the Czech Republic Czechoslovakia
Order of Menelik II (Ethiopia) Order of Menelik II Flag of Ethiopian Empire Ethiopian Empire
Legion of Honour, Grand Cross National Order of the Legion of Honour - Grand Cross Flag of the French Republic French Republic
Médaille militaire Military Medal Flag of the French Republic French Republic
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945, palm Cross of War 1939-1945 with Palm Flag of the French Republic French Republic
Bundeswehr Cross of Honour Bundeswehr Cross of Honour in gold Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany
Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (Grand Cross) Order of Merit of the Italian Republic Flag of Italian Republic Italian Republic
Order of the Crown of Italy, Grand Cross Order of the Crown of Italy - Grand Cross Flag of Italian Kingdom Kingdom of Italy
Military Order of Italy Military Order of Italy Flag of Italian Kingdom Kingdom of Italy
Order of the Rising Sun, Grand Cordon Order of the Rising Sun - Grand Cordon Flag of Japan State of Japan
Order of Military Merit Teaguk Order of Military Merit - First Class Flag of South Korea Republic of Korea
Philippine Legion of Honor, Chief Commander Philippine Legion of Honor Flag of the Philippines Republic of the Philippines
Cross of Merit with Swords (Poland) Cross of Merit with Swords Flag of Poland Republic of Poland
Order of the White Elephant, I class Order of the White Elephant - Grand Cross Flag of Thailand Kingdom of Thailand
Order of the White Eagle, II class Order of the White Eagle - II class with Swords FLAG Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Order of the Bath Order of the Bath - Companion Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom of GB and NI
Order of the British Empire Order of the British Empire - Knight Commander Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom of GB and NI
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Flag of South Korea Republic of Korea
United Nations Korea Medal United Nations Korea Medal Flag of the United Nations2 United Nations
Korean War Service Medal Korean War Service Medal Flag of South Korea Republic of Korea
Combat/Special Skill Badges
Parachutist Badge
Basic Parachutist Badge
(worn from 1951)
Identification Badges
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
(worn from 1949)
Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
(worn from 1963)
Army General Staff Identification Badge
Army Staff Identification Badge
(worn from 1953)
[[File: 7th Infantry Division
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia - Former Wartime Service patch
(worn from 1952)
Temporary Identification Badges
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe Badge
(worn from 1963 - 1968)
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Eight Overseas Service Bars
  • Bernard Baurch Gold Medal of Peace, 17 Jan 1965 (Veterans of Foreign Wars)

Battles/WarsEdit

World War I (06 Apr 1917 - 11 Nov 1918)

World War II (08 Dec 1941 - 02 Sept 1945)

Korean War (07 Jul 1950 - 27 Jul 1953)

Vietnam War (01 Jan 1961; 07 Aug 1964 - 30 Apr 1975)

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

Name Relation Lifespan Notes
Immediate Family
Extended Family

GalleryEdit

Lyman Lemnitzer1

GEN - NATO

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ReferencesEdit

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