Bernard W. Rogers

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Birthday
16, 1921
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Oct 27, 2008 (87)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1921
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Oct 27, 2008 (87)

About

Outspoken U.S. Army general who ushered in a new generation of weapons and led the transition to an all-volunteer force.

Before Fame

He distinguished himself as a cadet as West Point and earned a promotion to First Captain.

Trivia

He was not afraid to criticize his superiors, and this habit got him in trouble on numerous occasions.

Family Life

He was married to Ann Ellen Jones for sixty-three years. The couple had three children.

Associated With

He told reporters that he considered Ronald Reagan's reduction of nuclear missiles a mistake.