31 Oct '17, 6am

At one point, Cavazos commanded all soldiers in the continental U.S.

At one point, Cavazos commanded all soldiers in the continental U.S.

The man who was raised by a cowhand on King Ranch in Texas and eventually became the United States Army's first Hispanic four-star general has died. Richard Edward Cavazos, 88, died Sunday. He was living in the Army Residence Community in San Antonio. He is survived by his wife, Caroline, said Bill Fee, who served under Cavazos during the Vietnam War in 1967. "The infantry men he led in Vietnam have been close to him ever since we got back from Vietnam, Fee said. "He's been a tremendous supporter of us ever since we got back. He's a remarkable gentleman." The general also was the first Hispanic to attain the rank of brigadier general, according to biography.com. Cavazos spent most of his childhood on King Ranch with his father, a World World I veteran and foreman of the ranch's Santa Gertrudis division, the San Antonio Express-News reported in 2016. Cavazos' mother and fat...

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