James H. Polk

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Birthday
13, 1911
Birthplace
Philippines
Death Date
Feb 18, 1992 (80)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
13, 1911
Birthplace
Philippines
Death Date
Feb 18, 1992 (80)

About

Four-star general who served in World War II and the Korean War and became Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Army Europe in 1967.

Before Fame

He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned to serve in two pre-World War II cavalry regiments.

Trivia

He was one of the last high-level U.S. Army officers to have served in horse cavalry units.

Family Life

He was born into a military family in Batangas, Philippines.

Associated With

He was the U.S. commandant in Berlin during a Cold War-era visit to the city by President John F. Kennedy.

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