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Lieutenant General Leo W. Smith II

Lieutenant General Leo W. Smith II LIEUTENANT GENERAL LEO W. SMITH II Retired May 1, 1992. Lieutenant General Leo W. Smith II is vice commander in chief, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. General Smith was born March 13, 1936, in Omaha, Neb., and graduated from Dowling High School, Des Moines, Iowa, […]

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Major General Byron E. Gates

Major General Byron E. Gates MAJOR GENERAL BYRON E. GATES Died May 1, 1970. Byron Elihu Gates was born in Aberdeen, S.D., in 1895. After attending the University of Montana, he enlisted in April 1917 and was assigned to the 19th Aero Squadron at Kelly Field, Texas, moving to Wright Field, Ohio, that August. Entering […]

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Major General Joseph Julius Cody Jr

Major General Joseph Julius Cody Jr MAJOR GENERAL JOSEPH JULIUS CODY JR. Retired Aug. 1, 1974. Died July 29, 2004. Major General Joseph Julius Cody, Jr., is deputy director, contract administration services for Defense Supply Agency with headquarters in Alexandria, Va. General Cody was born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1918, where he graduated from […]

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General Edwin William Rawlings

General Edwin William Rawlings GENERAL EDWIN WILLIAM RAWLINGS Retired Feb. 28, 1959. Died Dec. 8, 1997. Edwin William Rawlings was born in Milroy, Minn., in 1904, and graduated from Hamline University at St. Paul, Minn., with a bachelor of arts degree in 1927. The two previous years he had worked as a reporter for the […]

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Brigadier General Robert C. Richardson III

Brigadier General Robert C. Richardson III BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT C. RICHARDSON III Retired Aug. 1, 1967. Brigadier General Robert Charlwood Richardson III is assigned to Headquarters Field Command, Defense Atomic Support Agency, Sandia, Base, N.M., as deputy commander for weapons and training. In this position, he bears a large share of the responsibility for managing […]

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Major General James M. Bevans

Major General James M. Bevans MAJOR GENERAL JAMES M. BEVANS Died May 1, 1977. James Millikin Bevans was born in San Francisco, Calif., in 1899. He entered the U.S. Military Academy in June 1917, and was discharged in June 1918. The following September he enlisted in the Student Army Training Corps at Princeton University and […]

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Major General David L. Gray

Major General David L. Gray MAJOR GENERAL DAVID L. GRAY Retired July 1, 1982. Major General David L. Gray is commandant, Air War College, with additional duty as vice commander, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. General Gray was born in 1930, in Portland, Ore. He graduated from Twin Falls High School, Twin Falls, […]

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Major General Warner E. Newby

Major General Warner E. Newby MAJOR GENERAL WARNER E. NEWBY Retired Feb. 1, 1977. Maj. Gen. Warner E. Newby commands the Space and Missile Test Center, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. SAMTEC manages the Research and development launches of military space and ballistic missile systems and operates the Department of Defense Western Test Range. General […]

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Major General John T. Stihl

Major General John T. Stihl MAJOR GENERAL JOHN T. STIHL Retired April 1, 1988. Major General John T. Stihl is assistant chief of staff, systems, for command, control, communications and computers, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. General Stihl was born in 1932, in San Francisco. He graduated from Laguna Beach (Calif.) High School and […]

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Brigadier General Robert I. McCann

Brigadier General Robert I. McCann BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT I. MCCANN Retired April 1, 1987. Brigadier General Robert I. McCann is vice commander of 9th Air Force, Tactical Air Command, with headquarters at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. General McCann was born in 1935, in Boston and graduated from Dedham (Mass.) High School in 1953. He […]