Willard G. Wyman

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Willard G. Wyman
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General Williard G. Wyman
Born March 21, 1898
Augusta, Maine
Died March 29, 1969(1969-03-29) (aged 71)
Washington D.C.
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army seal United States Army
Years of service 1919-1958
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg General
Commands held 71st Infantry Division
IX Corps
NATO Land Forces South-East Europe
Sixth United States Army
U.S. Continental Command
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War
Awards Distinguished Service Cross
Silver Star
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star with "V" device

Willard Gordon Wyman (March 21, 1898 – March 29, 1969) was a United States Army four-star general who served as Commanding General, Continental Army Command (CG CONARC) from 1956 to 1958.

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, Allied Land Forces South-Eastern Europe (NATO) 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.

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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Military offices
Preceded by
Joseph M. Swing
Commanding General of the Sixth United States Army
Succeeded by
Robert N. Young