James M. Gavin

Recipient of the Purple Heart medal James M. Gavin

James Maurice "Jumpin' Jim" Gavin was a prominent Lieutenant General in the United States Army during World War II. He was also referred to as "The Jumping General", because of his practice of taking part in combat drops with the paratroopers whom he commanded. In his mid-30s at the time, Gavin was the youngest U.S. Major General commanding a division during World War II.
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The new she is he - Chicago Tribune
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I see it in the school district where I work. Girls punching boys — punching them hard, sometimes out of meanness, sometimes for fun, but still packing a wallop. It's been increasing in recent times, with situation comedies either
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Friday's Geek asks, Where's my submarine aircraft carrier? - Kings of War
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As it happens I really like James Gavin. A few years ago in a used bookstore I found a signed copy of his War and Peace in the Space Age (the 1959 British version with an introduction by General Brian Horrocks). It's an interesting and still a
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Chet Baker: In New York - PopMatters
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Or, as James Gavin put it in Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker: “Baker played so little on the record, and so weakly, that only the title made it clear who the star was”. Though his tone is admittedly nothing special (especially compared to
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St. Peter's Health Partners names leadership team - Bizjournals.com
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James Gavin, executive vice president, chief financial officer/treasurer. He is currently CFO/treasurer at St. Peter's • Thomas Schuhle, executive vice president, business development/analytics. He is currently CFO and executive vice president at
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Oil production grows as Kurds hit the on-switch - Petroleum Economist
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Once domestic gas needs are sorted, it plans to export excess volumes to Turkey and Europe. With plans to become a regional energy hub by the middle of the decade, Kurdistan expects up to $30 billion-worth of projects to be under way. James Gavin
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Syria: oil sanctions on the horizon - Petroleum Economist
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... flight suggest some are voting with their wallet, but for now at least, Assad can count on the loyalty of Syria's business elite – and buy itself time as it seeks to crush an opposition that still shows no sign of petering out. James Gavin, London
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Clouding Gulf Markets - Zawya (subscription)
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Middle East unrest has been predictably messy for Gulf investors. Despite improving fundamentals, the region's stock markets continue to trade well below their peak Gulf capital markets must confront a stark dichotomy in 2011
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Opt pahare de apă pe zi vă menţin glicemia în limite normale - Romania Libera
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Acestea prezintă un risc crescut de a face diabet şi aterosclerpză", afirmă James Gavin profesor la Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta. Următorul pas ar trebui să fie un alt studiu care să includă persoane care nu consumă multă apă,
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Third charge for drink driver - Northern Advocate
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John James GAVIN, 24, 461mcg, 100 hours' community work, disqualified from driving for six months. William Thomas BOYLE, 58, unemployed, $500 fine, $132 court costs, disqualified from driving for six months. Marlene Martha RIKA, 38, 133 milligrams of
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Lansing High School: Class of 2011 - Ithaca Journal
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... Cassandra Lynn Palladino, Andrea Krisztina Payton, Howard A. Peters IV, Lindsay Anne Petry, Casey Elizabeth Phelgar, Courtney Pollack, Amy Kathleen Rice, James Gavin Robertson, Alexandra Rebecca Robinson, Christopher Lambert Rogers, Morgan Rolley,
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UCO Broadway Tonight season tickets on sale - NewsOK.com
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The production is set for Thursday, April 19, and includes live narrative from author James Gavin, vocals from Wilson and film footage from Horne's career. To buy season tickets, call the Broadway Tonight office at 974-2609. Single tickets go on sale
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Mark Duffield: Hands up if you can't win flag - The West Australian
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They had Kane Cornes, Roger James, Gavin Wanganeen, Byron Pickett, Peter and Shaun Burgoyne, Adam Kingsley, Dom Cassisi, Damien Hardwick, Stuart Dew, Josh Carr, Byron Pickett and Jarrad Schofield to rearrange as required to fill the hole left midfield
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D-Day remembered at the Palm Springs Air Museum - The Desert Sun
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James Gavin, the youngest commander-general during World War II. The air museum's C-47 will be available for inside tours. The Palm Springs Air Museum is at 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs. The event is included with regular admission to the
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The Johnny Mercer Foundation Celebrated Margaret Whiting in an Afternoon of ... - Times Square Chronicles
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Author James Gavin, knew Maggie and showed an old album she recorded and subsequently signed for him, “Margaret Whiting sings Rodgers and Hart.” Recalling seeing 4Girls4 at The Westchester Theatre, she was one of his first interviews. In her last days,
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Columbiana County Municipal Court for 6-1 - The Review
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James Gavin Jr., 24, Warren, pleaded not guilty to OVI first offense and no operator's license; pretrial July 11. Lucas Kenney, 24, Millrock Road, Rogers, pleaded not guilty to aggravated menacing and assault. Bond was set at $1000; pretrial June 6
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Literatura sobre jazz en castellano - Revista Ñ
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Juan Manuel Ibeas; Buenos Aires, DeBolsillo, 2007), de James Gavin, Miles. La autobiografía (trad. de Jordi Gubert Ribalta; Barcelona, Alba, 2009), de Miles Davis y Quincy Troupe, que es una reedición del libro publicado por Ediciones B. Por supuesto
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1990
    Age 82
    James Gavin died on February 23, 1990 and is buried to the immediate East of the Old Chapel at the United States Military Academy Post Cemetery at West Point.
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  • 1986
    Age 78
    In 1986, the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment created the "Gavin Squad Competition".
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  • 1983
    Age 75
    This practice has continued to and with present-day U.S. airborne units; for example, during Operation Urgent Fury in 1983, the commanding officer of the 1st Battalion of a U.S. Army Rangers unit, was the first man out the door of an airplane.
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  • 1977
    Age 69
    In 1977, President Jimmy Carter considered the 70-year-old Gavin for Director of the CIA before settling on Admiral Stansfield Turner.
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  • 1975
    Age 67
    In 1975, American Electric Power completed the 2600-megawatt General James M. Gavin Power Plant on the Ohio River, near Cheshire, Ohio.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1961
    Age 53
    This proved to be a successful strategy and Gavin served as Ambassador to France in 1961 and 1962.
    In 1961, U.S. President John F. Kennedy asked Gavin to take a leave of absence from ADL and answer his country's call once again, to serve as U.S. Ambassador to France.
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  • 1958
    Age 50
    Upon retiring from the U.S. Army, Gavin was recruited by an industrial research and consulting firm, Arthur D. Little, Inc. He began as Vice President in 1958, was elected President of the company in 1960 and eventually served as both President and Chairman of the Board until his retirement from ADL in 1977.
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    He wrote a book, War and Peace in the Space Age, published in mid-1958, which, among other things, detailed his reasons for leaving the army at that time.
    Gavin retired from the U.S. Army in March 1958 as a lieutenant general.
  • FORTIES
  • 1948
    Age 40
    Gavin married Jean Emert Duncan of Knoxville, Tennessee, in July 1948 and remained married to her for 42 years until his death in 1990.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1944
    Age 36
    Gavin assumed command of the 82nd Airborne Division on August 8, 1944, and was promoted to major general in October.
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  • 1943
    Age 35
    On December 9, 1943, Gavin was promoted to brigadier general and became the assistant division commander of the 82nd Airborne Division; he was one the youngest Army officers to become a general in World War II.
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    On April 29, 1943, Gavin left the harbor of New York on board the SS Monterey, arriving in Casablanca on May 10, 1943.
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    In February 1943, the 82nd Airborne Division, consisting of the 325th and 326th Glider Infantry Regiments and the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, was selected to participate in the Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky.
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  • 1942
    Age 34
    In August 1942, Gavin became the commanding officer of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment at Fort Benning which had been activated shortly before on July 6.
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    In the spring of 1942, Gavin and Lee went to Army Headquarters in Washington, D.C., to discuss the order of battle for the first U.S. airborne division.
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    In February 1942, shortly after the United States entered World War II, Gavin took a condensed course at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, which qualified him to serve on the staff of a division.
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  • 1941
    Age 33
    On October 16, 1941, Gavin was promoted to major.
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    Gavin began training at the new Parachute School in Fort Benning in August 1941.
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    This event and his extensive study on Stonewall Jackson's movement tactics led him to volunteer for a posting in the new airborne unit in April 1941.
  • 1940
    Age 32
    He took an interest in the German airborne assault on the Fort Eben-Emael in Belgium in May 1940, in which well-equipped German paratroopers dropped from the sky at night and captured the fort.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1936
    Age 28
    In 1936, Gavin was posted to the Philippines.
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  • 1933
    Age 25
    In 1933, Gavin, who had no desire to become an instructor for new recruits, was posted to the 28th and 29th Infantry Regiment at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, under the command of General Lesley J. McNair.
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  • 1929
    Age 21
    After his graduation and his commissioning as a second lieutenant, he married Irma Baulsir on September 5, 1929.
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    In the 1929 edition of the West Point yearbook, Howitzer, he was mentioned as a boxer and as the cadet who had already been a soldier.
    After four years of hard work, he graduated in June 1929.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1925
    Age 17
    Gavin arrived at West Point in the summer of 1925.
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  • 1924
    Age 16
    He started school on September 1, 1924.
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    On April 1, 1924, Gavin was sworn into the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Panama.
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    At the end of March 1924, aged 17, Gavin spoke to a U.S. Army recruiting officer.
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    In March 1924, on his 17th birthday, he took the night train to New York.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1909
    Age 1
    When he was about two years old, he was placed in the Convent of Mercy orphanage in Brooklyn, where he remained until he was adopted in 1909 by Martin and Mary Gavin from Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania and given the name James Maurice Gavin.
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  • 1907
    Born
    Gavin was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 22, 1907.
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