Tag Archives: Dwight Eisenhower

The Eisenhower Tragedy: Ikkie

Nothing pained Ike and Mamie Eisenhower more than the death of their firstborn son. The Parents Eisenhower Mamie Doud became “Mrs. Dwight Eisenhower” on July 1, 1916. She was nineteen. Surprising everyone, including herself, Mamie adapted well to army living. … Continue reading

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IKE: Bearing Witness to the Unthinkable

By early April, 1945, US soldiers in Europe were horrified by scenes that had hitherto been semi-dismissed as “rumors.” Death Camps and Corpses For a few years, there had been undercurrent rumors that the Germans had embarked on wholesale internment … Continue reading

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Moving Mamie Eisenhower

   Mamie Doud was only nineteen when she married recent West Point graduate Lt. Dwight Eisenhower. Young Army Bride Mamie’s parents, John and Elivera Doud were not happy about their daughter’s marriage.  They adored Dwight David Eisenhower, and would consider … Continue reading

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