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Donald Edward Rosenblum (born June 3, 1929) is a retired United States Army lieutenant general. He is an alumnus of The Citadel, Class of 1951.[1]

Donald Edward Rosenblum
Born (1929-06-03) June 3, 1929 (age 90)
The Bronx, New York, United States
Allegiance United States
Service/branchEmblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
Years of service1951–1984
RankUS-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General
Commands held1st Army
24th Infantry Division
Division Support Command, 101st Airborne Division
2d Battalion/327th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Battles/warsKorean War
Vietnam War
AwardsLegion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Air Medal
Other workPresident, Rosenblum and Associates

As a 2d Lieutenant, Rosenblum served during the Korean War as a platoon leader with Company E, 224th Infantry Regiment, a unit of the 40th Infantry Division; one of his fellow platoon leaders in Company E was Edward C. Meyer.

In the early 1960s, Rosenblum was assigned to the Special Warfare Office of the Army's Office of the Chief of Research and Development. In 1963 he graduated from the United States Army Command and General Staff College. He was executive secretary of the Army Scientific Advisory Panel from 1965 to 1966 as a major.

Rosenblum commanded a battalion of the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He graduated from the United States Army War College in 1969. In his second Vietnam tour, he was commander of the Division Support Command (DISCOM) for the 101st.

As a major general, he commanded the 24th Infantry Division from 1975 to 1977; he also served as deputy chief of staff for training at the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command as well as deputy commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps.

As a lieutenant general, he was commander of the First Army from 1981 until being succeeded by Charles D. Franklin in 1984.


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  1. ^ https://secure.citadelalumni.org/dcal/detail.php?id=74
  2. ^ http://savannahnow.com/stories/012400/LOCnoelleschat.shtml
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-10. Retrieved 2014-09-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)