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Wesley L. McDonald

Born: 6-Jul-1924
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Died: 8-Feb-2008
Location of death: Arlington, VA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Led 1983 invasion of Grenada

Military service: US Navy (1946-85)

Wife: Norma Joy (high school sweetheart, d. 1989, one son, three daughters)
Son: Thomas O. McDonald
Daughter: Kathryn L. Overman
Daughter: Joy A. McDonald
Daughter: Toni M. McDonald
Wife: Helen (until his death)

    High School: Washington-Lee High School, Arlington, VA
    University: United States Naval Academy, Annapolis (1946)
    University: National War College (1969)

    US Defense Department Commander, US Atlantic Fleet (1982-85)
    US Defense Department Commander, US Atlantic Command (1982-85)
    US Defense Department Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (1982-85)
    US Defense Department Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Air Warfare (1979-82)
    US Defense Department Commander, US Second Fleet (1977-79)
    US Defense Department Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel (1975-77)
    US Defense Department Commander, USS Coral Sea (1970-71)
    National Aeronautic Association Past Chairman
    Air Medal
    Bronze Star
    Defense Distinguished Service Medal
    Distinguished Flying Cross
    Legion of Merit
    Navy Distinguished Service Medal


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