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Posted by zeakster on January 13, 2009

I managed to miss this obituary last week. Anyone who has read about ww2 will know this man. its a sad day when no coverage is given to a fallen hero.

Lt. Gen. Harry W.O. Kinnard

NEW YORK (AP) – Retired Lt. Gen. Harry W.O. Kinnard, a paratroop officer who suggested the famously defiant answer “Nuts!” to a German demand for surrender during the 1944 Battle of the Bulge, died Jan. 5. He was 93.

Kinnard, a career soldier who in later years was the principal architect of the Army’s concept of using helicopters in infantry warfare in Vietnam, died in Arlington, Va., his family told The New York Times.

A native of Dallas, Kinnard graduated from West Point in 1939 and spent 30 years in uniform, retiring in 1969.

He parachuted into Normandy on D-Day with the newly organized 101st Airborne Division and was decorated for heroism during its drive against German forces in the Netherlands.

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