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General Frederick Franks U S Army

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:34 pm
by caappy
Frederick Melvin Franks Jr. (born 1 November 1936) is a retired general of the United States Army. He commanded the Gulf War coalition VII Corps in the highly successful "Left Hook" maneuver against fourteen Iraqi divisions, a number of whom were Iraqi Republican Guard, defeating or forcing the retreat of each with fewer than 100 American casualties lost to enemy action.

Following his duty at West Point, Franks rejoined the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, serving with the unit in Vietnam. In a period of intense combat, he received the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star with V Device, the Air Medal, and two Purple Hearts. While fighting in Cambodia he was severely wounded, and after a series of unsuccessful surgeries, lost his left leg, which was amputated below the knee. Franks fought to remain in a combat unit, something not normally granted amputees, and was eventually permitted to remain in combat arms.

Following the Gulf War, Franks was promoted to full general, and took over the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command. He retired in 1994 after almost 35 and a half years of active Army service.

Sent him 2 photos on 6 Aug and got them both back signed on 20 Sep.. He signed them Fred Franks, Gen, US Army (Ret)

General Frederick Franks
5016 Kensington High St.
Naples, FL. 34105

Re: General Frederick Franks U S Army

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:02 pm
by northwellguy
Super success to get a guy like that

Re: General Frederick Franks U S Army

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:04 pm
by admin
Hi caappy :)

Thank you for your feedback {up}

Would you have a scan of the picture and envelope you received please?
If so, you are in the run for the $10 gift certificate.

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