Melvin Zais
Melvin Zais

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Name: Melvin Zais
Occupation: War Hero
Gender: Male
Birth Day: May 8, 1916
Death Date: May 7, 1981 (age 64)
Age: Aged 64
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Melvin Zais

Melvin Zais was born on May 8, 1916 in United States (64 years old). Melvin Zais is a War Hero, zodiac sign: Taurus. Find out Melvin Zaisnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He earned five Distinguished Service Medals, four Legion of Merit honors, a Purple Heart, and numerous foreign military awards.

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As per our current Database, Melvin Zais died on May 7, 1981 (age 64).

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Before Fame

He studied Political Science at the University of New Hampshire and subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant.

Biography Timeline


Zais attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In 1937 he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve. In 1940 he was a member of the original Parachute battalion later the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment. During World War II, Zais was the commander of the 3rd Battalion and, later, executive officer of the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, fighting in Italy, in southern France, and in the Battle of the Bulge.


Zais attended the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and was also a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College, and the National War College. He was promoted to brigadier general on June 1, 1964; major general on May 1, 1967; and lieutenant general on August 1, 1969. He was named Commanding General, Allied Land Forces South-Eastern Europe, Izmir, Turkey, effective August 1973 following his promotion to general on July 13 the month prior.


On August 1, 1973 Zais was promoted to the rank of four-star general and appointed as Commander, Allied Land Forces South-Eastern Europe. He held the position until his retirement on May 31, 1976. Zais died on May 5, 1981 in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Family Life

Melvin's two sons both pursued military careers.

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