Frank Dorn – Brigadier General, United States Army

Frank Dorn (1901-1981).  Born on June 25, 1901 in San Francisco, California.  Commissioned in the Field Artillery from West Point in 1923.

Served in the Philippines 1926-1929. Instructor at Field Artillery School 1930-1933. Student of the Chinese language in Beijing 1934-1939. Aide to Brigadier General Joseph W. Stilwell 1939-1942. Member of U.S. mission to Burma 1942.  Artillery Officer, then Deputy Chief of Staff at U.S. Army Forces in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations July 1942-November 1944. Brigadier General in November 1943. Commanding General of China Training and Combat Command 1944-1945. Commanding General of 11th Airborne Division Artillery, then at Headquarters of Army Ground Forces in 1945.

Reverted to Colonel in March 1946. Retired as Brigadier General in November 1953.

Decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star and Bronze Star.  Died on July 26, 1981.

General Dorn was buried with full military honors in Section 5 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Phyllis Moore Dorn (29 July 1910-5 July 1978) is buried with him.


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