TITLE

James Van Fleet

PUB. DATE
October 1992
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;10/5/92, Vol. 113 Issue 13, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reveals that James Van Fleet, who graduated from West Point with Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley, and served nearly four decades as an Army officer, died in his sleep last week at the age of 100. Van Fleet was among the first to land at Omaha Beach on D-Day, and spearheaded the US drive across Germany. When he retired in 1953, President Harry Truman called him `the greatest general we ever had.'
ACCESSION #
9210051585

 

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