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Frederick James Kroesen, Jr. (February 11, 1923 – April 30, 2020) was a United States Army four-star general. He was born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

Kroesen was the Commanding General of the Seventh United States Army and the commander of NATO Central Army Group from 1979 to 1983, and Commanding General, United States Army Forces Command from 1976 to 1978.

He also was Vice Chief of Staff of the Army from 1978 to 1979. He commanded troops in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Kroesen died on April 30, 2020 in Alexandria, Virginia, aged 97.[1]

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