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Daniel Isom Sultan

US Army General. He graduated from the US Military Academy in 1907 and was commissioned officer in the Corps of Engineers. Prior to World War I, he served in the Philippine Islands and was in charge of the construction of fortifications on Corregidor. In 1918, he was assigned to the War Department General Staff in France. From 1929 to 1931, he commanded troops during a survey of the proposed Inter-Ocean Canal route through Nicaragua. In 1934, he presided as a Commissioner of the District of Columbia, was promoted to Brigadier General in July, 1939 and was in command of the 38th Infantry Division at the beginning of World War II. Following his command of the VIII Corps, he was ordered to the China-Burma-India Theater in 1943, to act as Deputy Commander under General Joseph Stilwell. He was promoted to Lieutenant General in September, 1944 and became Commander of the India-Burma Theater in October 1944. Returning to the United States in June, 1945, he was appointed Inspector General of the Army in July and passed away while in office.

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  • Added: 2 Oct 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3653
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Isom Sultan (9 Dec 1885–14 Jan 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3653, citing United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .