Dwight Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas on October 14, 1890. Dwight D. Eisenhower was the thirty- fourth president of the United States serving 1953 to 1961. Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America’s greatest military commanders. Dwight’s mother Ida Elizabeth Stover was a Pacifist. A pacifist is a person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable. Ida did not try to stop Eisenhower from becoming a military officer. Dwight D. Eisenhower graduated from Abilene High School class of 1909. He achieved an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1911. Attendance to this school was free of charge. In 1915, Eisenhower graduated from Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned…show more content… He was a star on the football field. A series of multiple knee injuries forced Eisenhower to stop playing. In 1915, Eisenhower graduated from West Point. Eisenhower was appointed as a second lieutenant. He was stationed in Texas, where he met and dated 18-year-old Mamie Geneva Doud from Denver, Colorado. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mamie Mamie Geneva Doud got married nine months later, on July 1, 1916. Eisenhower got promoted to first lieutenant on the day of his wedding. Dwight and Mamie moved from post to post through Georgia, Texas, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 1917, Mamie gave birth to their first son, Doud Dwight. Eisenhower experienced many years of professional frustration and disappointment. World War I ended a week before he was scheduled to go to Europe. Eisenhower hoped to be commissioned overseas; instead he was appointed to operate a tank training center at Camp Colt in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.…show more content… military. He served General John J to aid the military. Pershing and then served General Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines. Before the United States became a part of World War II, Eisenhower earned a promotion to brigadier general. After the United States was in the war, Eisenhower traveled to Washington, D.C., to work as a planning officer. Dwight D. Eisenhower impressed the Army's chief of staff, General George C. Marshall. Eisenhower immediately got important command assignments. In 1944, he was Supreme Commander of Operation Overlord. Operation Overlord was a code name for the Battle of Normandy. The Battle of Normandy was the allied operation that launched the successful invasion of Western Europe (Nazi-occupied) during World War II on June 6, 1944. This was a 1,200-plane airborne assault preceded with an amphibious assault involving more than 5,000 vessels. (Chester, 2015) 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on this day, and more than three million Allied soldiers were in France by the end of August that same year. (Lee, 1991) In only five years, Eisenhower had risen from a low lieutenant colonel in the Philippines to the commander of the greatest invasion force in history. Eisenhower went back home in 1945 to serve as chief of staff of the Army. Dwight D. Eisenhower was a hero, loved and admired by the American public.