Donn Starry (War Hero) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Donn A. Starry

General Donn Albert Starry was a United States Army four-star general who served as commanding general of United States Army Training and Doctrine Command from 1977 to 1981, and as commander in chief of U.S. Readiness Command from 1981 to 1983.

Born: May 31, 1925, New York City, New York
Died: August 26, 2011, Canton, Ohio
Allegiance: United States of America
Service/branch: United States Army
Years of service: 1943–1944 (enlisted), 1948–1983 (officer)
Rank: General
Commands held: U.S. Readiness Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, V Corps, U.S. Army Armor Center and School, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars: Vietnam War, Cambodian Incursion
Awards: Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit (3), Distinguished Flying Cross, Soldier’s Medal, Bronze Star with “V” device, Purple Heart, Air Medal (10)

About Donn Starry

Four-star general in the U.S. Army who contributed to the development of American warfare strategy.

Before Fame

He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and later studied International Affairs at George Washington University.


His doctrine of AirLand Battle was based upon the idea of deep and simultaneous attacks that would overwhelm the enemy.

Family Life

He was married to Leatrice Gibbs for more than sixty years.


He and General John Hines were both involved in military operations and strategy during the Cold War.

Information related to Donn A. Starry

  • Recipients of the Soldier’s Medal
  • Recipients of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal
  • United States Army War College alumni
  • United States Army Command and General Staff College alumni

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Latest information about Donn Starry updated on August 25, 2020.

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