(1899–1988) US army officer; full name Lyman Louis Lemnitzer. He played a key role in the Allied invasions of Africa in World War II and in the negotiated surrender of Italy. Later he served as commander of UN forces in Korea 1955–57, as chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff 1960–62, and as supreme allied commander in Europe 1962–69.
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Syllabification: Lem·nitz·er, Lyman
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