Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

In Memoriam

DONALD L. DELANDRO BRIGADIER GENERAL, U.S. ARMY, (RETIRED) July 20, 1935 – January 29, 2021.

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Brigadier General (Retired) Donald J. Delandro was the first African American appointed Adjutant General of the United States Army.

 

The Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association mourns the passing of Brigadier General (Retired) Donald J. Delandro of Alexandria, Virginia. He was the beloved husband of Doretha Scott Delandro for 63 years, devoted father and father-in-law of Dawn L. Delandro-Bickham, Esq. and Stephen P. Bickham, uncle, cousin, surrogate grandfather, friend and mentor. General Delandro was the first African American appointed Adjutant General of the United States Army. He is memorialized in both likeness and name in the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

His obituary can also be seen here.

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