May 25, 1883 Verndale Wadena County Minnesota, USA
Jul. 25, 1944 Saint-Lo Departement de la Manche Basse-Normandie, France
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.