Willard G. Wyman
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|Willard G. Wyman|
General Williard G. Wyman
|Born||March 21, 1898
|Died||March 29, 1969
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1919-1958|
|Commands held||71st Infantry Division
NATO Land Forces South-East Europe
Sixth United States Army
U.S. Continental Command
|Battles/wars||World War II
|Awards||Distinguished Service Cross
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star with "V" device
Wyman was born in Augusta, Maine. He was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1919. During World War II he served as the Assistant Chief of Staff of IX Corps, and later in 1942 as Deputy Chief of Staff of the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations. From 1942 to 1943 Deputy Chief of Staff Allied Forces Headquarters before being assigned as Assistant Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division. He took command of the 71st Infantry Division from 1944 to 1945.
During the Korean War he commanded the IX Corps, and after that assignment served as Commander in Chief, NATO Land Forces South-East Europe from 1952 to 1954, followed by command of Sixth United States Army from 1954 to 1955. His final assignment was Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Continental Command. He retired from the Army in 1958.
His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Cross, the Army Distinguished Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star with "V" device.
- Distinguished Service Cross
- Army Distinguished Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
- Silver Star
- Legion of Merit
- Bronze Star with "V" Device
He died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. on March 29, 1969, aged 71, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. His wife Ethel Megginson Wyman (1896–1986) is buried next to him.
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