Frank Wade Norris – Major General, United States Army

A graduate of the West Point Class of 1938, he proudly served his country in Europe, Korea and the U.S.

He is survived by his sons, Drury Norris and David Norris; daughter, Priscilla Norris; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services at the Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer, Virginia, September 25 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the West Point Fund, c/o the Association of West Point Graduates, West Point, New York 10996.

Courtesy of Michael T. Stein:

Major General Frank Wade Norris

Born October 21, 1915 in Wharton, Texas
Died August 1, 2002

Cadet, US. Military Academy 1934-38
Graduated as No. 11091, Class of 1938

Second Lieutenant 1938
First Lieutenant (Temporary) 1940
First Lieutenant 1941
Captain (Army of the United States) 1941
Major (Army of the United States) 1942
Lieutenant Colonel (Army of the United States) 1943
Major 1948
Colonel (Army of the United States) 1952
Lieutenant Colonel 1954
Major General

Served with 15th Field Artillery 1938-39
Member, Olympic Modern Pentathlon Team 1939
Battery Commander, 6th Field Artillery 1939-40
Served with 16th Field Artillery 1940-42
Commanding Officer, 345th Field Artillery Battalion 1942-45
Secretary of the General Staff, 3rd US. Army 1945-46
Assistant Secretary, United Nations Military Staff Committee 1946-48
Student, Command & General Staff School 1949-50
Student, Armed Forces Staff College 1953-54
Served with Military Advisory Group, Korea 1954-55
Student, Army War College 1955-56
Artillery Commander, 3rd Infantry Division 1961-63
Artillery Commander, V Corps 1963-64
Director of Plans, Office of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff (Personnel) 1964-67
Commandant, Armed Forces Staff College 1967-70
Retired 1972
Bronze Star Medal (3) – DSM (2) – Legion of Merit


  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 06/14/1938 – 01/31/1972
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 10/21/1915
  • DATE OF DEATH: 08/01/2002
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 09/25/2002

Read our general and most popular articles

Leave a Comment