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McNair, Lesley James
- Date of birth:
- May 25th, 1883 (Verndale, Minnesota, US)
- Date of death:
- July 25th, 1944 (Near Saint-Lô, France)
- Buried on:
- Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot: F. Row: 28. Grave: 42.
- American (1776 - present, Republic)
Lieutenant General Lesley McNair was killed on 25 July 1944, after an U.S. bomber bombed his position by mistake. He was posthumously promoted to 4 star general.
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- First World War (1914-1918)
- Brigadier General
- G-5 Section, HQ, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), U.S. Army
- Awarded on:
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As the Senior Artillery Officer of the Training Section, General Staff, General McNair displayed marked ability in correctly estimating the changing conditions and requirements of military tactics. He was largely responsible for impressing upon the American Army sound principles for the use of artillery and for improving methods for the support of Infantry, so necessary to the proper cooperation of the two arms."
War Department, General Orders No. 59
War Department, General Orders No. 64 (Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal)
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