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Gen. James M. Gavin

General Gavin commanded the famous 82nd Airborne Division during World War II. His On to Berlin, from which AMERICAN HERITAGE excerpted a section in our April/May, 1978, issue, was published last year.

Articles by this Author

In his reassessment of a tragic World War II battle, General Gavin concludes that, for the Germans, holding the Huertgen Forest was Phase One of the Battle of the Bulge. For the Americans, trying to occupy the forest was a ghastly mistake.
“For This Challenge, I Had Come Three Thousand Miles and Thirty-six Years of My Life”