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Gerald Waller ©Stars and StripesAnsbach, Germany, January, 1948: Staff Sgt. John Sternka, teletype operator at the EUCOM signal school, explains his approach to, left to right, Maj. Gen. James A. Van Fleet, the new EUCOM director of operations, plans, organization and training; Brig. Gen. J.V. Matejka, chief EUCOM signal officer; and Lt. Col. Reuben Abramowitz, school commandant. In 1951, Van Fleet replaced Gen. Matthew Ridgway as commander of the U.S. Eighth Army and U.N. forces in Korea.

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