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Dwight D Eisenhower What do you think of when you hear the name Dwight D Eisenhower For most they think of him as just a president and nothing else but he was also one of or maybe the greatest general of all time In 1909 Dwight D Eisenhower graduated from Abilene High School Abilene Kansas After he got out of high school he got a invitation to enter West Point Military Academy He did not want to be in the Army but he learned that by attending West Point he could get a college education In 1915 he graduated from West Point and he was 61st in a class of 164 and he was 95th in deportment Prior to graduated he was commissioned second lieutenant of infantry and he was assigned to the 19th Infantry at Fort Sam Houston near San Antonio Texas Shortly after his arrival he met Mamie Geneva Doud and later on July 1st of 1916 they got married In 1917 when the United States entered World War I he was promoted to captain and he was assigned to training duty at Fort Oglethorpe and also Fort Leavenworth as an instructor in officer courses In 1918 he commanded 6000 men at Tank Training Center at Camp Colt near Getttysburg Pennsylvania and was promoted to temporary major and then lieutenant colonel when he commanded the Tank Brigade at Camp Meade Even though he never went overseas he was given the Distinguished Service Medal for his work After the war he was reverted to rank of captain and soon after he advanced to major and commanded the 301st Tank Battalion In 1922 he was again reverted to rank of captain and was again promoted to major as the executive officer at Camp Gaillard in the Panama Canal Zone till 1924 After he returned to the United States he attended the
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