Melvin Zais

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Birthday
8, 1916
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
May 7, 1981 (64)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1916
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
May 7, 1981 (64)

About

Decorated general who served in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II and at Hamburger Hill in Vietnam.

Before Fame

He studied Political Science at the University of New Hampshire and subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant.

Trivia

He earned five Distinguished Service Medals, four Legion of Merit honors, a Purple Heart, and numerous foreign military awards.

Family Life

His two sons both pursued military careers.

Associated With

He and General Malin Craig both commanded troops in World War II.