70 years ago today - Oct 29, 1951

John K. Cannon is the first Mormon appointed to a four-star rank in the U.S. military. With this promotion General Cannon is a commander of the U.S. Tactical Air Command. In World War II he was commander-in-chief of the Allied air forces in Europe and later for the entire U.S. air force in Europe (1948-51).

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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