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On reflection of his eventful life, Dwight D. Eisenhower declared: "The proudest thing I can claim is that I am from Abilene."

West Point

Dwight D. Eisenhower entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York in June 1911. He graduated in June 1915.

Early Military

Second Lieutenant Eisenhower's first assignment was at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

The General

General Dwight D. Eisenhower served as Supreme Allied Commander of Europe during World War II.


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On January 20, 1961 President Eisenhower retired to his small farm adjacent to the battlefield outside Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

“The essence of leadership is to get others to do something because they think you want it done and because they know it is worth while doing.”

Dwight Eisenhower

Remarks at the Republican Campaign Picnic, President’s Gettysburg Farm, September 12, 1956