TIL it is widely believed the US Armed Forces never adopted the rank of Field Marshall, opting for the five-star “General of the Army” instead, because George Marshall was the first person promoted to the rank and “Marshall Marshall” sounded undignified.

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  1. It’s gets weirder still because it would have been Marshal Marshall. He probably knew everyone would make the same spelling error you did. 🙂

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