Earle G. Wheeler at 100
Brown, John S., Army
January 13, 2008, marks the one-hundredth birthday of Gen. Earle Gilmore Wheeler, Army Chief of Staff from 1962 to 1964, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1964 to 1970. Distinguished service brought him to these positions of preeminent responsibility and positioned him to be a key strategic player-and the Washington, D.C., face of the U.S. military-throughout most of the Vietnam War. It seems a good time to reflect upon his career and his legacy.
Gen. Wheeler graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1932 and was commissioned as an Infantry officer. After four years at Fort Benning, Ga., he served with the 15th Infantry Regiment in Tientsin, China, and then with the …
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Publication information: Article title: Earle G. Wheeler at 100. Contributors: Brown, John S. - Author. Magazine title: Army. Volume: 58. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2008. Page number: 70+. © Association of the United States Army Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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