James Van Fleet

October 1992
U.S. News & World Report;10/5/92, Vol. 113 Issue 13, p32
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.'


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