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Willard Gordan Wyman
General, United States Army
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Willard Gordon Wyman was born in Maine on 21 March 1898.  He was apointed from Maine to the United States Military Academy and graduated in the class of 1919.  He died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washngton, D.C. on 29 March 1969 and was laid to rest in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery. 

During his military career he was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with Valor and three awards of the Distinguished Service Medal.


Willard Gordon Wyman, General, United States Army
(1898-1969) 

1941 Assistant Chief of Staff IX Corps
1941-1942 Attached to Plans Division, War Department General Staff
1942 Deputy Chief of Staff US China-Burma-India Theater of Operations
1942-1943 Deputy Chief of Staff Allied Force Headquarters
1943-1944 Assistant Commanding General 1st Division
1944-1945 Commanding General 71st Division, North-West Europe
1951-1952 Commanding General IX Corps, Korea
1952-1954Commander in Chief NATO Land Forces South-East Europe
1954-1955Commanding General 6th Army
1956-1958 Commander in Chief Continental Command
1958 Retired
Died 29 March 1969

WILLARD GORDON WYMAN, of the Class of 1920, Bodowin, holder of a Certificate of Honor granted that year, Major General of the United States Army; born in Augusta, son of a well-known Maine family; graduate of West Point in the Class of 1919; distinguished professional soldier both in peace and in war, with decorations for work in both Asiatic and European theaters; associated with Roy Chapman Andres in Mongolian problems of geography and ethnology; mentioned in General Eisenhower’s memoirs as one of his younger and promising colleagues; decorated many times by our own country and by our allies for bravery and leadership; officer whose high rank is equaled by his ability, scholarship, and integrity; a representative of our armed forces on whom today as always so much depends.
Honoris Causa, MASTER OF ARTS

WG Wyman PHOTO
 



WG Wyman Gravesite PHOTO
 Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
 

WYMAN, WILLARD G
GEN US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/21/1899
DATE OF DEATH: 03/29/1969
BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 1067-A

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

WYMAN, MARGARET FINCH W/O JOHN M
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/07/1898
DATE OF DEATH: 02/02/1972
BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 1067-B R
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF JM WYMAN,  MAJ USA

WYMAN, LESLIE HAYNES
COL USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/24/1904
DATE OF DEATH: 06/13/1956
BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 1067
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 4 June 2006 Updated: 24 August 2006 Updated: 15 May 2008
US Military Academy (West Point) SEAL
 
 
 
 
 
 

Distinguished Service Cross
 
 
 
 
 
 

Silver Star Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 

Legion of Merit
 
 
 
 

Bronze Star Medal with valor device
 
 
 
 
 
 

Distingusihed Service Medal - 3 Awards
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WG Wyman Gravesite PHOTO May 2008
Photo By Michael Robert Patterson, May 2008