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A Promotion

February 2024
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I just finished reading a letter from C. B. Hansen in the September 2000 issue. I feel certain American Heritage misinterpreted his letter, which states he was Gen. Omar Bradley’s assistant division commander during World War II. I suspect Hansen’s letter gave the initials ADC, which also mean aide-de-camp. Chester B. ("Chet") Hansen was indeed one of two aides that General Bradley had during the course of that war, Lewis D. ("Lew") Bridge being the other. Hansen, incidentally, was also Bradley’s aide while the general was serving as the nation’s first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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