FLOR500, Garden 255 James Alward Van Fleet, Army Officer (1892–1992) James Van Fleet grew up in Bartow, and attended West Point, graduating in the same class as Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley in 1915. A combat veteran of World War I, World War II, and the Korean War, he is best known as the commander of U.S. and United Nations forces in Korea from 1950 to 1951. The most decorated military officer in Polk history, Van Fleet served our country for 38 years. President Truman described him as one of America’s greatest generals.
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James Alward Van Fleet, Army Officer

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James Alward Van Fleet, Army Officer 

(1892–1992) 

James Van Fleet grew up in Bartow, and attended West Point, graduating in the same class as Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley in 1915. A combat veteran of World War I, World War II, and the Korean War, he is best known as the commander of U.S. and United Nations forces in Korea from 1950 to 1951. The most decorated military officer in Polk history, Van Fleet served our country for 38 years. President Truman described him as one of America’s greatest generals. 





 




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