Wade Haislip

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Birthday
9, 1889
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Dec 23, 1971 (82)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
9, 1889
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Dec 23, 1971 (82)

About

Four-star American general who fought in both World Wars. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, he served as Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army.

Before Fame

He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and subsequently fought with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.

Trivia

He commanded a World War II unit that navigated 1,200 miles of German-occupied Europe.

Family Life

He married fellow Virginian Alice Jennings Shepherd.

Associated With

He retired from the military and assumed care of President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home, a national monument.