Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fact of the Day: Ultimate General

The highest military rank in the United States is the General of the Armies. George Washington obtained this rank but never knew it. It was given to him posthumously in 1976. 

13 comments:

Mia Di Domenico said...

Great post :)

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Bob Bushell said...

Oh, what a pity.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

So that's higher than a 4-star general!? I had never heard of this ranking. Cool! Did anyone else ever attain this?

Pat Hatt said...

Wow that was given quite the ways after

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Too bad he never knew that!

Moscow Blogger said...

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Adam said...

one guy in WWI

Margaret D said...

Better late than never, but also a shame he didn't know.

Pilar Domínguez said...

Here in Spain it is the same and the king is the only one with that rank. Kisses:)

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

interesting!
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Theresa Mahoney said...

Too bad he never got to bask in the recognition while he was alive!

stephen Hayes said...

Bad form for him to not show up to receive this award.

bj said...

I love knowing anything about this great man....