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James A. Van Fleet

Colonel, US Army, 1941-1944; General, US Eighth Army, 1951-1953.

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b. March 19, 1892 - 1992

James Van Fleet was a dynamic and capable officer. Van Fleet achieved distinction in serving in WWII, and in Greece. He was the commanding general of the US Eighth Army in Korea from 1951-1953.

Colonel, US Army, 1941-1944; General, US Eighth Army, 1951-1953