Clarence Tinker

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Birthday
21, 1887
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Jun 7, 1942 (54)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
21, 1887
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Death Date
Jun 7, 1942 (54)

About

First Native American to serve as a Major General in the U.S. Army.

Before Fame

He served on the home front during World War I and also learned to fly.

Trivia

He lost his life during the Battle of Midway, becoming the first high-ranking officer to die in World War II.

Family Life

He was descended from members of the Osage tribe.

Associated With

He was Dwight D. Eisenhower's classmate at the Army Command and Staff College.