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William Thomas Gleason

William Thomas Gleason, American army officer, engineer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Air medal with 9 oak leaf clusters, Combat Infantry badge with star.

Background

  • Gleason, William Thomas was born on June 30, 1917 in Ely, Nevada, United States. Son of William Thomas and V. Hazel (Woodcock) Gleason.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1941. Student Command and General staff schedul, 1944. The Armed Forces Staff College, 1956.

      Industrial College Armed Forces, 1959.

    Career

    • Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1941, advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1967. Deputy assistant chief staff logistics Material Assistance Command, Vietnam, 1967. Assistant div. commander 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam, 1967-1968, commanding general United States Army Element, Allied Forces Central Europe, The Netherlands, 1968-1971.

      Chairman Central Europe Pipeline Organisation. Retired, 1971; engineer Cavanagh Communities Corporation, Miami Beach, Florida, from 1971. Chairman Committee on Youth, from 1970.

    Membership

    Member of the United States Armed Forces Management Association, West Point Society Southern Florida, Association Graduates United States Military Academy, Netherlands American Institute Lions.

    Connections

    • Married Karma Hill, June 12, 1941. Children: Susan (Mistress.
    • father: William Thomas Gleason
    • mother: V. Hazel (Woodcock) Gleason
    • spouse: Karma Hill
    • child: Susan (Mrs Gleason
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    Born June 30, 1917
    Died March 6, 1975
    (aged 57)
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