“For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.”
Inaugural Address, Washington, D.C., 1/20/53
D.D. Eisenhower, October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was the 34thPresident of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe; he had responsibility for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–43 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944–45 from theWestern Front.