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|Here Come the Generals- Florida Boys James & Roy
Two of WWII's important generals were Florida men. General James Van Fleet commanded units in battle in the 1st, and 2nd World Wars and in Korea. His career included being the head football coach at University of Florida. He commanded the 8th Infantry regiment on D-day at Utah beach. Marine General Roy Stanley Geiger is best known as the only Marine General to command an army sized force in battle. That battle was one of the best known and famous for its ferocity, Okinawa. Few know he was the father of the Marine air arm during his 40 years of distinguished service.
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