Don Gilmore Shingler
Brigadier General, United States Army
G. SHINGLER, 67, EX-GENERAL IN ARMY
WASHINGTON, October 31, 1963 – Brigadier Don Gilmore Shingler who was in charge of supply for the amphibious section of the First Army during the invasion o Normandy, died on Tuesday in Walter Reed Hospital. He was 67 years old.
General Shingler who was born in Perry, New York, was a graduate of the United States Military Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In World War II, he was first sent to Iran to direct the establishment of a supply route into the Soviet Union. Shortly after participating in the Normandy landings he was injured in a truck accident and returned to the United States.
Later, he was Chief Engineer of the United States forces in Europe and then worked on construction projects in the Marshall Islands as part of the Atomic Energy Commission’s tests.
In 1951, General Shingler returned to this country and was named Missouri River Division engineer. He directed the battle against severe floods in the early nineteen-fifties.
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, November 2009
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Posted: 16 December 2007 Updated: 4 November 2009