About Barksdale Hamlett Jr.
U.S. Army four-star general who served as commandant of Berlin’s American sector in 1958.
He planned to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, but he changed his mind following a tour on board a warship.
He became Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army in 1962 and played a role in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.
He had one daughter with his wife, Frances Valencia Underwood.
He reported to General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War.
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