Commander of U.S. troops during the World War II Normandy invasion and commander of U.N. forces during the Korean War.
He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and taught Spanish upon graduation.
He took over control of the Eighty-Second Airborne division just before the Normandy invasion.
He was the son of a U.S. Army Colonel and spent his childhood as an Army brat.
He and General Lucian Truscott were both featured on the cover of Life magazine.