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Major General
William Joseph Donovan
William J. Donovan
United States

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born January 1, 1883
place/birth Buffalo, Erie County, New York
Died February 8, 1959 (aged 76)
Place/death Walter Reed Army Medical Center,
Washington, D.C.
Cause/death Heart failure
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Ruth Rumsey
(? - 1959; his death)
Alma mater
Nickname Wild Bill
Nationality Caucasian-American
Military Info
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 33px United States Army
Years/service

Service #

In-depth Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
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[[]]
[[File: 165th Infantry Regiment CO COL Overseas Jan, 1919 22 Feb, 1919
[[File: 301st Cavalry Regiment CO COL Syracuse, New York 1 Mar, 1922 19 Jun, 1925
Coordinator of Information BG [[]] 11 Jul, 1941 13 Jun, 1942
Director,
Office of Strategic Services (OSS)
BG
MG
[[]] 13 Jun, 1942 20 Sept, 1945
Ambassador to Thailand [[]] 3 Aug, 1953 21 Aug, 1954


Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Name Location Begin Date End Date
Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date

Dates of RankEdit

Non-Regular Service

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
O-6
Colonel (USA)
Colonel Army of the
United States
[[File:
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General Army of the
United States
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General Army of the
United States
10 Nov, 1944 10 Nov, 1944
Honorable Discharge 20 Sept, 1945

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Medal of Honor Medal of Honor
Distinguished Service Cross Distinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal Army Distinguished Service Medal
Purple Heart Purple Heart
US Civil Service Medals
National Security Medal National Security Medal
Service/Campaign Medals
Mexican Border Service Medal Mexican Border Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal World War I Victory Medal
Army of Occupation of Germany Army of Occupation of Germany Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal E-A-ME Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal
U.S. Badges, Patches and Tabs
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Foreign badges
[[File:|110px]] [[]]

Battles/WarsEdit

World War I World War II

QuotesEdit

  • Secretary Wilber M. Bruckner: Donovan was "a renowned war hero who was first and foremost a great American."

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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