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John William Vessey, Jr.

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Oral History

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This is the 19th interview in a series of 37 interviews with General John W. Vessey. In this interview, Gen. John Vessey discusses the period of 1966 to 1979 in which he completed two tours in Southeast Asia and is stationed in Germany. Specifically, Gen. John Vessey continues to discuss the 4th Infantry Division Mechanized in Fort Carson, Colorado from 1974-1975. He discusses his time with the Office of Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans in Washington, D.C. from 1975-1976 and his time as the Commander in Chief, U.S. Forces in Korea from 1976-1979.


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