Ben Lear

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Birthday
12, 1879
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Nov 2, 1966 (87)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
12, 1879
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Nov 2, 1966 (87)

About

Canadian-born U.S. Army general who fought in the Spanish-American War and in World War I.

Before Fame

He was a notorious stickler for discipline, even in his younger years.

Trivia

He ordered an entire regiment of soldiers to walk fifteen miles in hot, unrelenting sunlight after some of the soldiers had cat-called passing women.

Family Life

He grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Associated With

He and Melvin Zais were both decorated generals.