General James Gavin

June 1984
Yankee;Jun84, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p72
Forty years ago he was the youngest commander since the Civil War. He dropped with the 82nd Airborne into Sicily, Salerno, Normandy, and Holland. Today, at his home on Cape Cod, he is spending much of his time writing about what was perhaps the most momentous decision of his life.


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