Probably our most under rated president. Very capable, yet modest, even tempered, apolitical (at least compared to the most recent presidential cycles), and a general who was skeptical of the 'military industrial' complex and its influence on U.S. foreign policy.
Having ordered the invasion of Normandy to commence on June 6th, 1944, Eisenhower wrote a brief statement for release to the press in the event that the invasion was a failure: "Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt, it is mine alone."
"Where have all the good men gone?"