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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2013 12:56 pm
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Texas Defender

Joined: Sat Jan 27th, 2007
Location: Texas USA
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  I met a number of officers who fit into the WW II to Vietnam category. I feel compelled to present one who I had personal contact with.

Jack L. Treadwell - Find A Grave Memorial  (What better name could an infantry officer have than: "Treadwell?")

  I met COL Treadwell at then 4th Army HQ at Ft. Sam Houston, TX a few years before he retired. At that time I was a young officer whose duties included giving briefings to senior staff. One of these officers was COL Treadwell. He was greatly respected by superiors as well as subordinates. VIPs, both military and civilian, came to visit him at the HQ.

  At the time I knew him, COL Treadwell was quiet, even serene. He always put me at ease with a smile and encouraging words. I was sorry to see him leave, and saddened by news of his death in 1977. He was one of the finest of the: "Greatest Generation."

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