31 Oct '17, 8pm

Army's first Hispanic four-star general dies at 88

The man who became the Army’s first Hispanic four-star general died on Sunday. Richard Edward Cavazos, 88, died in the Army Residence Community in San Antonio, Texas, according to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times . He is survived by his wife, Caroline. Cavazos grew up on King Ranch with his mother and his father, who was a World War I veteran and foreman of the ranch’s Santa Gertrudis cattle division, according to the newspaper. The general commissioned in 1951 after graduating from Texas Technological University, according to the Association of the United States Army . Cavazos served in the Korean War as a lieutenant with the 65th Infantry Regiment. He then served in Vietnam as a lieutenant colonel, leading a battalion of soldiers into battle. In 1976, he became the first Hispanic brigadier general, according to AUSA. He was awarded two Distinguished Service Crosses, a Sil...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2017/10/31/armys...

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