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  Soldiers Renege on Hackers
Subject:   No five star generals
Date:   2003-04-29 04:05:30
From:   anonymous2
Response to: No five star generals

so how about documenting your source on that fine little anecdote?
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  • No five star generals
    2006-05-31 13:23:24  Airman_from_Maine [View]

    Unless I missed something there were a total of 4 Five Star Generals/Admirals still alive in 1960. Gen. Omar N. Bradley was the last general to receive the 5th star (1950) and also the last to die (1981). Technically he was on active duty when he died and was usually present at Presidential Inaugurations.

    Below is a list of Names, Date of Rank, Date of Death
    NAME DATE OF RANK DIED
    Adm. William D. Leahy Dec. 15, 1944 07-20-1959
    Gen. George C. Marshall Dec. 16, 1944 10-16-1959
    Adm. Ernest J. King Dec. 17, 1944 06-25-1956
    Gen. Douglas MacArthur Dec. 18, 1944 04-05-1965
    Adm. Chester Nimitz Dec. 19, 1944 02-20-1966
    Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower Dec. 20, 1944 03-28-1969
    Gen. Henry H. Arnold Dec. 21, 1944 01-15-1950
    Adm. Willliam F. Halsey Dec. 11, 1945 07-20-1959
    Gen. Omar N. Bradley Sep. 20, 1950 04-08-1981