Title: James Alward Van Fleet collection
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00096226/00023
 Material Information
Title: James Alward Van Fleet collection
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Copyright Date: 1946
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00096226
Volume ID: VID00023
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Special and Area Studies Collections
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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,rfser ate the ntnonation. oat
,amei -A. 'Van Fleet,. former'.

'-" -emporary -promotion t t
tank of brigadier Reneral;. j-':
ColonY Van Fleet "eommindd4
ed an irnantry regiment o'.r-l.
4th Divisann-.daring the owinlal
assault on Normandy and:-6 't.
ing the present operations' In';'
France. Maior Generail A mer
Lawton Collins, commadlji
general of the VIT Corpn W1,
Normandy. 'has declared'(,fh
Colonel Van Fleet's leadelpIt
was outstanding in the larii I
of the 4th Division on the No*
mandv Coast and subse
Colonel Van Fleet, who NAes
at C.oyte-idJle. N. J., ]March-i9
-h'i graduated from the U. .,
l.ay AcadEmy andi cormmisali
second liiutenarft of infantry.IU
12., 1913. During ,World War.'-.
con'manded a rieahine gun-
trarhn of the 6th DivisionI.
En;.-ing in operations in, thg.9A
-irlmenr S.ctor, Vo ages Moudi.,
and the MIeue-Argonne. He_,W.
awarded the Silver Star. tiwtee-f
hil service in World War T. .4'
In the early 1920's, wJijle-. M
slned to the Department o'6
Military Science and TAeI,_
at the University of Florldafae
coached (he Gator football 1
team. In April. 1927, he an-"I
assigned to Fort Benning where ;
he served as head coach of Hip e
Ui. S. Army eleven and as al-,
instructor in the irifal7fl
crt"n o :,i -

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