Lieutenant General John J. Tolson

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John Jarvis Tolson, III

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Birthplace: New Bern, Craven County, NC, United States
Death: December 02, 1991 (76)
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Jarvis Tolson, II and Lillian Catherine Tolson
Husband of Margaret Tolson

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About Lieutenant General John J. Tolson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_J._Tolson

John J. Tolson III (October 22, 1915 – December 2, 1991) was a lieutenant general in the United States Army. During the Vietnam War, he helped implement the airmobile concept use of helicopters in combat with the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). Tolson credited the U.S Marines for first using helicopters to transport troops into combat in the Korean War, making the ground fight a three-dimensional war, thus freeing troops from the tyranny of terrain.

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Lieutenant General John J. Tolson's Timeline

1915
October 22, 1915
New Bern, Craven County, NC, United States
1991
December 2, 1991
Age 76
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, United States