General John Wickham served in the Army for 37 years. He capped his career off by serving as Chief of Staff of the Army under President Ronald Reagan before retiring in 1987. Wickham now lives in Oro Valley.
General John Wickham’s awards are numerous, including a purple heart he was awarded after nearly losing his life in battle.
General John Wickham, seen here in 1979, was nearly killed in combat after his firebase was attacked in Vietnam. He was read his last rights after an explosion and several bullet wounds caused him to lose more than ten pints of blood.