The post was renamed after World War II ended in the memory of Lesley J. McNair, one of the ground divisions commanders. He was killed in 1944, in France, while on Operation Cobra. The accident is famous in the history since it was nothing but a friendly fire.
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The dead included Bradley's friend and fellow West Pointer Lieutenant General Lesley McNair—the highest-ranking U.S. soldier to be killed in action in the European Theater of Operations. By 11:00, the infantry began to move forward, advancing from crater to crater beyond what had been the German outpost line.
The U.S. Army Center of Military History is located on Fort Lesley J. McNair, a secure military reservation. Visitors are advised to review the access instructions on the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall website.
La pintura, un retrato de 1944 de un infante de marina sin nombre en la batalla de Peleliu, ahora se encuentra en el Centro de Historia Militar del Ejército de los Estados Unidos en Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.  Acerca del infante de marina de la vida real que fue su sujeto, Lea dijo:
The cadets of the United States Military Academy first began the practice of wearing class rings in 1835. The United States Military Academy class ring has traditionally been worn on the left hand, but most recent graduates choose to wear it on their right hand, which is likely in response to the dilemma posed by wearing both a West Point ring and a wedding ring on the same finger.
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