The soldier's soldier Bradley had command of all U.S. ground forces invading Germany from the west; he ultimately commanded forty-three divisions and 1.3 million men, the largest body of American soldiers ever to serve under a U.S. field commander. Bradley was the last of only nine people to hold five-star general rank in the United States Armed Forces.
Patton was a United States Army General, best remembered for his flamboyant character and his command of the Third United States Army in World War II. Patton's hard-driving personality and success as a commander were at times overshadowed by his controversial public statements, but his philosophy of leading from the front and his ability to inspire his troops attracted favorable attention.
The arrival of the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade in August 1950 bolstered the U.S. and South Korean forces in the Pusan perimeter. The attacking North Korean army was stalled in their offensive attempts to overrun the perimeter and virtually end the war. The U.S. forces hold with the 5th Marines stand at the Naktong River and the battles for the Namji-ri Bridge and Obongni Ridge.
James Doolittle entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1923 earning a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Science degree in Aeronautics, one of the first people in the country to earn this degree. During World War II Doolittle led the famous raid on Tokyo in 1942. The famed air commander is a Medal of Honor recipient.
Arnold was the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces in WWII. He held the grades of General of the Army and General of the Air Force; the only Air Force general to hold five-star rank, and the only person to hold a five-star rank in two different U.S. military services. Instructed in flying by the Wright Brothers, Arnold was one of the first military pilots worldwide.
General Stilwell became known for service in the China-Burma-India Theater during WWII. His caustic personality was reflected in the nickname "Vinegar Joe". Stilwell showed himself to be a capable and daring tactician in the field. General George Marshall acknowledged he had given General Stilwell "one of the most difficult" assignments of any theater commander during the war.
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