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General
Willard Gordon Wyman
Willard G. Wyman

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born March 21, 1898
place/birth Augusta, Kennebec County,
Maine
Died March 29, 1969 (aged 71)
Place/death Walter Reed Army Medical Center,
Washington D.C.
Cause/death
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Ethel Megginson
(m. ; his death)
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Nickname
Nationality Caucasian - American
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/service

Service # Officer - 12356

In-depth Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
[[File: [[|]]
[[]]
Student,
United States Military Academy
Cadet West Point, New York 14 Jun, 1917 1 Nov, 1918
Student,
Coast Artillery School (Basic Course)
1LT Fort Monroe, Virginia 1 Oct, 1919 27 Aug, 1920
Battery Commander 1LT Camp Jackson, South Carolina 1 Sept, 1920 30 Sept, 1920
Battery Commander 1LT Fort Monroe, Virginia 1 Oct, 1920 26 Oct, 1920
Student,
Cavalry School (Basic Course)
1LT Fort Riley, Kansas 6 Nov, 1920 1 Jul, 1921
Cavalry Instructor,
Reserve Officers Training Camp
1LT Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont 5 Jul, 1921 28 Jul, 1921
Infantry Instructor,
Civilian Military Training Camp
1LT Camp Devens, Massachusetts 1 Aug, 1921 1 Sept, 1921
11th Cavalry Regiment 1LT Monterey, California 15 Oct, 1921 18 Aug, 1925
Student,
Army Signal School
1LT Fort Monmouth, New Jersey 6 Sept, 1925 6 Jun, 1926
7th Cavalry Regiment SO 1LT Fort Bliss, Texas 19 Jul, 1926 18 Mar, 1928
Assistant Military Attaché 1LT Peking, China 17 Jul, 1928 1 Jul, 1932
1LT
CPT
Fort Myer, Virginia 19 Sept, 1932 15 Jun, 1936
Student,
Command & General Staff College
CPT Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Jun, 1936 Jun, 1937
Tactics Instructor,
Cavalry School
CPT Fort Riley, Kansas 21 Jun, 1937 11 Jun, 1940
[[File: Aide-de-camp,
Kenyon A. Joyce
Aide to Major General
MAJ Fort Lewis, Washington Jun, 1940 Oct, 1940
[[File: Aide-de-camp,
Kenyon A. Joyce
Aide to Major General
MAJ Fort Lewis, Washington Oct, 1940 May, 1941
[[File: IX United States Corps AC/S
(G-1)
US Army General Staff Insignia MAJ Fort Lewis, Washington May, 1941 Aug, 1941
Assistant, Plans Group,
War Plans Division
US Army General Staff Insignia LTC Washington, D.C. Aug, 1941 Feb, 1942
[[File: U.S. Army Forces,
China Burma India Theater
AC/S
(G-3)
US Army General Staff Insignia COL Chongqing, China Feb, 1942 Dec, 1942
[[File: Chief, Plans Subsection,
G-3 Section,
Allied Force Headquarters
US Army General Staff Insignia COL European Theater
North African Theater
Dec, 1942 Jul, 1943
[[File: 1st Infantry Division ACG COL
BG
European Theater Jul, 1943 Oct, 1944
[[File: 71st Infantry Division CG BG
MG
Fort Benning, Georgia Nov, 1944 16 Aug, 1945
[[File: Army Ground Forces AC/S
(G-3)
US Army General Staff Insignia MG Fort Monroe, Virginia Aug, 1945 30 Sep 1947
[[File: First United States Army C/S US Army General Staff Insignia MG Governors Island, New York 01 Oct 1947 Jan, 1951
[[File: Central Intelligence Agency MG Langley, Virginia Jan, 1951 Dec, 1951
[[File: IX United States Corps CG MG
LTG
Korea 24 Dec, 1951 31 Jul, 1952
[[File: XI United States Corps CG LTG 1952 1952
NATO Land Forces,
South-East Europe
CG LTG Izmir, Turkey 8 Sept, 1952 1954
[[File: Sixth United States Army CG LTG San Francisco, California 1 Mar, 1954 30 Jun, 1955
[[File: Continental Army Command DCG LTG Fort Monroe, Virginia 1955 1956
[[File: Continental Army Command CG GEN Fort Monroe, Virginia 1 Mar, 1956 31 Jul, 1958
Civilian Career

Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
Regular Army
No Insignia Cadet 14 Jun, 1917 19
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Artillery alternative)
2nd Lieutenant
Coast Artillery Insignia
1 Nov, 1918 20
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Artillery)
1st Lieutenant
Coast Artillery Insignia
30 Oct, 1919 21
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Cavalry)
1st Lieutenant
US Army Cavalry Insignia
1 Jul, 1920 22
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Cavalry alternative)
2nd Lieutenant
US Army Cavalry Insignia
15 Dec, 1922 24
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Cavalry)
1st Lieutenant
US Army Cavalry Insignia
3 Nov, 1923 25
O-3
Captain (US Cavalry)
Captain
US Army Cavalry Insignia
1 Aug, 1935 37
O-4
Major (US Cavalry)
Major
US Army Cavalry Insignia
1 Jul, 1940 42
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Cavalry)
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Cavalry Insignia
11 Dec, 1942 44
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 24 Jan, 1948 49
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General 31 Jul, 1951 53
O-9
Lieutenant General (USA)
Lieutenant General
(Temporary)
8 Jun, 1952 54
Retired 1 Aug, 1958 60
O-10
General (USA)
General
(Retired List)
1 Aug, 1958
Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
Army of the United States
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Cavalry)
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Cavalry Insignia
15 Sept, 1941 43 18 Sept, 1941
O-6
Colonel (US Cavalry)
Colonel
US Army Cavalry Insignia
25 May, 1942 44
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 4 Nov, 1943 45
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General 13 Nov, 1944 44 27 Nov, 1944
O-9
Lieutenant General (USA)
Lieutenant General 8 Jun, 1952 54
O-10
General (USA)
General 1 Mar, 1956 57

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Distinguished Service Cross Distinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal (2 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal w/ two oak leaf clusters
Silver Star Silver Star Medal
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit
Bronze Star (Valor & 1 OLC) Bronze Star Medal w/ "V" device; one oak leaf cluster
Service/Campaign Medals
World War I Victory Medal World War I Victory Medal
Army of Occupation of Germany Army of Occupation of Germany Medal
Yangtze Service Medal Yangtze Service Medal
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2 Stars) Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ two service stars
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (7SS & AH) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/ arrowhead; seven service stars
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal
National Defense Service Medal National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal (2 SS) Korean Service Medal w/ two service stars
Foreign Personal Decorations
unknown Soviet medal (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
Legion of Honour National Order of the Legion of Honor - Knight (French Republic)
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945, palm Cross of War 1939-1945 with palm (French Republic)
Order of Military Merit Teaguk Order of Military Merit - I Class (Republic of Korea)
unknown medal
Order of Boyaca Order of Boyacá - Grand Cross (Republic of Colombia)
unknown medal
Foreign Unit Awards
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Presidential Unit Citation (Republic of Korea)
Non-United States Service Awards
United Nations Korea Medal United Nations Korea Medal
Identification Badges
[[File: 71st Infantry Division
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia - Former Wartime Service patch
(worn from 1944 - 195?)
[[File: 1st Infantry Division
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia - Former Wartime Service patch
(worn from 195? - 1969)
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Eight Overseas Service Bars

Battles/WarsEdit

  • World War I
  • World War II

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

  • awarded Order of Boyaca, GC, on 01 Sep 1954 by Colombia Ambassador Eduardo Zuleta Ángel

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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