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- the General Ban Chao led a Chinese military expedition to the doorstep of Europe during the 1st century CE?
- the author Pai Hsien-yung's father was Kuomintang general Pai Chung-hsi?
- retired U.S. Air Force general John Chain is the chairman of the board of Northrop Grumman, director of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, and director of ConAgra Foods, Inc.?
- retired General Volney F. Warner has publicly criticized the Iraq War; his granddaughter, First Lieutenant Laura Margaret Walker, served in Afghanistan and was the first female graduate of West Point to die in combat?
- the U.S. Navy's Harris-class attack transports Leonard Wood, Joseph T. Dickman and J. Franklin Bell were all named after U.S. Army generals?
- the British General John Reid, second in command in Henry Bouquet's expedition against the western and Ohio Indians, was also a proficient flute-player and a musical composer?
- the last Confederate general to surrender, Stand Watie, did so in Oklahoma?
- the Rupert Downes Memorial Lecture commemorates a Australian Army general, physician and historian who was killed in a plane crash during World War II?
- the Mansfield State Historic Site in western Louisiana commemorates an 1864 Confederate victory by General Richard Taylor, which prevented a pending Union invasion of Texas?
- the Diadochi were generals of Alexander the Great who sought power after his death?
- disputes between Confederate Generals William Hardee and John Creed Moore caused Moore to resign his commission?
- a report criticizing senior Pakistani leaders—including General Abdul Hamid Khan—over their conduct during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, was long suppressed by the Pakistani government?
- U.S. Marine Corps General Ray Davis rescued hundreds of American troops during the Battle of Inchon in 1950?
- British General Sir Charles Harington was president of the Hurlingham Club for over 25 years?
- General Stanislav Poplavsky was one of thousands of Soviet officers who served as commanders, advisors and officials in the People's Republic of Poland during the Stalinization period?
- General Douglas MacArthur's staff threatened United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Lawrence with court martial if he confiscated nearly 2,000 cases of food from Japanese-run firms in the Philippines, and that the stores were destroyed during the Battle of Bataan in early 1942?
- Cao Văn Viên was one of only two four-star generals in the history of South Vietnam?
- Esteban Huertas, a general who led Panama to independence, appears in a Scrooge McDuck comic?
- Captain Richard Ashby, the brother of Confederate General Turner Ashby, was mortally wounded in battle and died in the ballroom at Washington Bottom Farm?
- John Crocker, a British corps commander in World War II, served as a both a private and a general in the British Army?
- Ernst Heinrich August de la Motte Fouqué, a Prussian general and confidant of Frederick the Great, was wounded thrice in the Battle of Landeshut, fought in 1760 during the Seven Years' War?
- Gaius Pontius, the Samnite general and victor at the Battle of the Caudine Forks, is believed to be an ancestor of the Roman governor of Judea Pontius Pilate?
- French general Jean Touzet du Vigier served four governments in World War II – the Third Republic, the Vichy regime, Free France, and the Fourth Republic?
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