Walter Stauffer McIlhenny
Recipient of the Purple Heart medalDied when: 74 years 243 days (896 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
Walter Stauffer McIlhenny (October 22, 1910 – June 22, 1985) served as president of McIlhenny Company, maker of Tabasco brand pepper sauce, from 1949 until his death in 1985.
He also distinguished himself as a member of the U.S.Marine Corps Reserve — receiving the Navy Cross for his actions during the Battle of Guadalcanal and retiring as a brigadier general.
He was a co-founder, trustee, and president emeritus of the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas.
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