General Frederick Kroesen W W I I, Korea, Vietnam

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General Frederick Kroesen W W I I, Korea, Vietnam

Post by caappy » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:07 pm

Frederick James Kroesen, Jr. (born February 11, 1923 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey) is a United States Army four-star general and was the Commanding General of the Seventh United States Army and the commander of NATO Central Army Group from 1979 to 1983, and Commanding General, United States Army Forces Command from 1976 to 1978. He also served as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army from 1978 to 1979. He commanded troops in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, enabling him to be one of the very small number who ever was entitled to wear the Combat Infantryman Badge with two Stars, denoting active combat in three wars.

World War II
In 1944 General Kroesen was commissioned through the Infantry Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga., then fought in World War II with the 254th Infantry Regiment of the 63rd Infantry Division. He was a company grade officer, serving as platoon leader and company commander, in the fighting in the Colmar Pocket and into Germany. He participated in the particularly tough fighting in Jebsheim.

Korean War
During the Korean War General Kroesen served in Korea with the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team.

Vietnam War
Kroesen was the commander of the 196th Light Infantry Brigade of the 23rd Infantry Division in 1968. He was an adviser to the assistant chief of staff, J-3, in Vietnam, and then served there as commander of the 23rd Infantry Division; deputy commander, XXIV Corps; and commanding general, First Regional Assistance Command.

Sent him 2 photos on 6 Mar and got them back signed on 25 Mar.

Gen Frederick Kroesen
1250 S. Washington St. Unit 705
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Re: General Frederick Kroesen W W I I, Korea, Vietnam

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