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General Frederick Carlton Weyand

Frederick Carlton Weyand was born in Arbuckle, California, on 15 September 1916. He attended the University of California at Berkeley, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army through the Reserve Officers Training Corps program, in 1938. He married Arline Langhart in 1940. From 1940 to 1942, he served with the 6th Artillery, and received a promotion to …

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General Eric K. Shinseki

General Shinseki assumed duties as the 34th Chief of Staff, United States Army, on 22 June 1999. General Shinseki graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature from Duke University. General Shinseki’s military education includes the Armor Officer Advanced Course, the United States Army …

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General Edward Charles Meyer

Edward Charles Meyer was born in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania, on 11 December 1928. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1951, was commissioned a second lieutenant, and attended Infantry School at Fort Benning. During the Korean War, he led Company C, 25th Armored Infantry Battalion. In 1952, he was made a first lieutenant. Later in Korea he commanded a company and platoon …

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General Creighton Williams Abrams, Jr.

Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on 15 September 1914. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1936, was commissioned a second lieutenant, and assigned in the 1st Cavalry Division. In 1936, he married Julia Harvey. In 1939, Abrams was made a first lieutenant, and a year later, a temporary captain. During the Second …

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