| Who was the first soldier to accomplish a given
task, such as entering Berlin in World War II, first killed on D-Day,
or who was the "wealthiest," "youngest," or "oldest"
soldier in U.S. Army history.
As a matter of policy, unless an official announcement of known
facts is issued, the Center of Military History refrains from sanctioning
claims involving "firsts" or the "most" because
they often are difficult to substantiate and frequently are contested
by other claimants.