Aaron Bank

Military Person

1902 – 2004


Who was Aaron Bank?

Colonel Aaron Bank was an officer of the United States Army, and the founder of the US Army Special Forces, commonly called "Green Berets". He is also famous for his exploits as an OSS officer during World War II, parachuting into France to coordinate and activate the French Resistance and organizing an operation intended to capture Adolf Hitler. During his retirement years, Colonel Bank played a quiet but critical role in warning the nation about the risks of terrorism and modern technology and he is largely responsible for the high level of security at U.S. nuclear power plants since the early 1970s.

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Nov 23, 1902
New York City
  • United States of America
Apr 1, 2004
Dana Point
Resting place
Riverside National Cemetery

on July 23, 2013


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