Alfred Gruenther

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Birthday
3, 1899
Birthplace
Nebraska
Death Date
May 30, 1983 (84)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
3, 1899
Birthplace
Nebraska
Death Date
May 30, 1983 (84)

About

World War II general who planned the Allied invasion of North Africa and led NATO during the early Cold War years.

Before Fame

He spent his early military years teaching at West Point.

Trivia

He became, at age fifty-three, the youngest four-star general in U.S. Army history.

Family Life

He married Grace Crum. The couple had two sons, both of whom became U.S. Army officers.

Associated With

He and William Hoge were both important army generals during World War II.

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