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General William E. DePuyPreparing the Army for Modern War$
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Henry G. Gole

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125008

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125008.001.0001

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School in London; Command in Schweinfurt

School in London; Command in Schweinfurt

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(p.115) 9 School in London; Command in Schweinfurt
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General William E. DePuy
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Henry G. Gole

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125008.003.0009

Bill DePuy thought that it was important that a person should not be totally consumed by their career. DePuy and his family stayed in England in 1960, and it was there that they made lasting friends. DePuy's brief responses to interview questions, especially regarding his experiences, demonstrate how he was able to exercise precision and conciseness in professional writing and speech. In December 1959, his family moved to London, where his children were sent to school. As Colonel William DePuy became in command of the 30th Infantry's 1st Battle Group in Schweinfurt, Germany, he pointed out that officers who were used to the regimental system were conditioned to battalion commanders directing colonels and companies directing battalions.

Keywords:   England, London, Schweinfurt, 30th Infantry, regimental system, direction

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