More detail on this person: Gen. George
Blanchard. (Four Star) 86 Years old died 3 May
06, Mt Vernon Hospital.
He served in Vietnam, first as assistant division commander, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), and then as the chief of staff, I Field Forces . From 1970-1972, he commanded the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft Bragg. He was an Aviator with the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal. I do not know what flight class if any. As Instructor at Rucker I remember senior officers going through flight school with private instruction.
The info was in the Contra Costa Times.com May 30, 2006.
From: Ken Lindstrom
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