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Gen Lesley James McNair
Birth: May 25, 1883
Verndale
Wadena County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 1944

United States Army World War II General. LTG McNair died from friendly fire when bombs of the US Army Air Forces dropped short on the 29th Infantry Division before St. Lô during the Normandy Campaign. He was posthumously promoted to four-star General by a special act of Congress in 1954, making him the most senior US officer ever to die in combat. 
 
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  Douglas C McNair (1907 - 1944)*
 
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Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: Plot F, Row 28, Grave 42
 
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Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Aug 04, 2010
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Rest In Peace
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 19, 2014
Gen. McNair was a graduate of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1904. A summary career biography of him is given in entry #4225 in Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of the Military Academy; it is online.
- Bill Thayer (History of West Point)
 Added: Dec. 19, 2013
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jul. 20, 2013
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