George Armstrong Custer was born in New Rumley, Ohio on December 5, 1839. After his graduation from high school he attended Hopedale College, in Hopedale, Ohio, where he was captain of the lacrosse team and a member of the chess club. Following his graduation from college Custer joined the Peace Corps and taught school on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota.
Following his years with the Peace Corps Custer enrolled at the the US Military Academy at West Point where he graduated fifth in his class of 34 in 1861. The Pentagon recognized his academic performance by immediately promoting him to the rank of Major General, making him the youngest general in the United States Army. During the The War of Northern Aggression General Custer achieved the highest body count (of his own troops) of any officer in the US Army. His success on the battlefield brought him fame and he became quite popular with among New York's high society where he was widely known for his long curly hair, colorful scarfs, flamboyant hats, and fashionable gloves. The newspapers of the time often referred to him as the Boy (George) General. His most memorable victory was the defeat of Colonel Sanders at the Battle of Chicken Choke Kentucky.
Following the The War of Northern Aggression the Army sent General Custer west to fight terrorists in the American-Indian War. It was during this period of his career that General Custer developed the military tactic known as the Last Stand. General Custer successfully used the Last Stand at the Battle Of The Little Big Horn. The Last Stand has been adopted by the French Army, who used it at Dien Bien Phu; and by the German Army at the Battle of Stalingrad.
After retiring from the Army General Custer spent his golden years hunting Grizzly Bears. In 1933 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Humane Society for his efforts to exterminate the species. He also served briefly as the celebrity spokesman for Arrow Shirts.