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Meet Amazing Americans Leaders & Statesmen George C. Marshall
Photograph of General George C. Marshall.
General George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff of the United States Army.

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Marshall and the D-Day Invasion of Europe
George Marshall dreamed of being a war hero, but throughout his career he was usually assigned to the desk. Why? Marshall was a problem-solver, so his superiors wanted him to plan the battles, not fight them. Marshall's final chance for glory came at a key moment during World War II. At that time, Marshall was overseeing the war effort from his desk in Washington, D.C.
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