Douglas O Bielenberg was born in Elgin, Illinois in 1929. He died October 31, 2007. He was a varsity baseball pitcher and basketball forward at Northwestern University. Lieutenant Douglas O Bielenberg USMC served in the Korean war and was a platoon leader in the 1st Provisional Demilitarized Zone Police Company.
"We have two companies of Marines running rampant all over the northern half of this island, and three Army regiments pinned down in the southwestern corner, doing nothing. What the hell is going on?"
Gen John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the assault on Grenada, 1983