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Alexander Haig

PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:38 pm
by Jim Sheppard
Former Secretary of State Gen. Alexander Haig, USA (Ret.), died Saturday, February 20 at age 85. A career Army officer who achieved the rank of four-star general, he served in Korea and Vietnam before entering the political arena. In Vietnam, Haig was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Purple Heart. A lieutenant colonel who was promoted to colonel during his tour of duty, he was a brigade commander for the 1st Infantry Division (U.S.) in Vietnam.