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Aubrey’s BootCamp: Top 3 Generals

All of the former Generals on this list were once president of the United States.

All of the former Generals on this list were once president of the United States.

Aubrey Williams, Reporter

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     31 out of 44 of the presidents of the United States have been in the military. The reason I am telling you this is because, most of the generals on this list were the president of the United important situations in our country’s history.

 

#1

     George Washington was born February 22, 1732 and died due to smallpox on December 14, 1799 at the age of 67. When he first became General he was at the age of 43. While George Washington was commanding his army troop to battle during the American Revolution, he was successful in defeating the army commanded by Lord Cornwallis. The battle George Washington won was the most important and last battle that set america in motion to win the Revolution, this battle was named the Battle of Yorktown. George Washington is also the only General to achieve a 6 star rank, in fact I can list the people who made a 5 star rank, Dwight D. Eisenhower, George C. Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Henry “Hap” Arnold, and Omar Bradley. Those are the reasons why George Washington is on this list, not only was he the first president of the United States of America he is one of the reasons that America is free from Britain today.  

#2

     Ulysses S. Grant was born on April 27, 1822 and died on July 23, 1885, at the age of 63. He first became a general for the military during the Civil War at the age of 39. During his time as a U.S general he helped facilitate the fifteenth amendment to ensure that African Americans have voting rights. He also brought in the civil right laws that helped in the fight against the Klu Klux Klan. I feel that Ulysses S. Grant got a spot on this list, because without him some of our old racist ways may still be around today, and I feel that one of America’s better qualities is the fact that it is very inclusive no matter who you are.

#3

     Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890 and died at the age of 79 on March 28, 1929. Dwight D.  Eisenhower first became a general in 1941. One of his biggest accomplishments was during World War 2 when he was tasked with the responsibility for creating the major war plans to defeat Germany and Japan. Dwight D. Eisenhower was also one of the very few people able to achieve a 5 star ranking in Generalship.

     While there are many more Generals who deserve to be on this list, I feel that these particular Generals had major impacts on America today. Most Generals are tasked with difficult decisions that they have to make sometimes, on the spur of the moment, and I think that it is important to recognize them, and all they do for the United States of America at some point. I feel that knowing who has had most of the say in different

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