Eric Shinseki

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Birthday
28, 1942
Birthplace
Lihue, HI
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
28, 1942 (age 76)
Birthplace
Lihue, HI

About

Four-star U.S. Army General who was appointed by President Barack Obama to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Before Fame

He graduated from West Point and went to Vietnam, where he served as a base commander and a forward artillery observer.

Trivia

He served as Commander of the Operation Enduring Freedom, which was the post-9/11 invasion of Iraq.

Family Life

He grew up in Hawaii as the son of Japanese immigrants. In 1965, he married Patricia Shinseki.

Associated With

He was promoted to Army Vice Chief of Staff by President Bill Clinton in 1999.