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Baji Rao I

Baji Rao was a general of the Maratha Empire in India. He served as Peshwa to the fifth Maratha Chhatrapati (Emperor) Shahu from 1720 until his death. He is also known by the name Bajirao Ballal.

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William F. Garrison

William F. "Bill" Garrison is a retired United States Army general officer who was the commander of Operation Gothic Serpent, the military operation launched in 1993 to capture Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid.

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Lucian Truscott

General Lucian King Truscott Jr. was a highly decorated senior United States Army officer, who saw distinguished active service during World War II. Between 1943–45, he successively commanded the 3rd Infantry Division, VI Corps, Fifteenth Army and Fifth Army. He was, along with Alexander Patch and James Van Fleet, among the few U.S. Army officers to command a division, a corps, and a field army on active service during the war.

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J. Lawton Collins

General Joseph "Lightning Joe" Lawton Collins was a senior United States Army officer who served in World War II and became Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the Korean War. During World War II, he served in both the Pacific and European Theaters of Operations (ETO), one of few senior American commanders to do so.

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John P. Lucas

Major General John Porter Lucas was a senior officer of the United States Army who saw service in World War I and World War II. He is most notable for being the commander of the U.S. VI Corps during the Battle of Anzio in the Italian Campaign of World War II.

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Nguyễn Hữu An

Nguyễn Hữu An was a general in the People's Army of Vietnam.

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Valery Asapov

Valery Grigorievich Asapov was Lieutenant General in the Russian Army. According to the Russian Defence Ministry, he was killed on 23 September 2017 by mortar fire from ISIL militants near the city of Deir ez-Zor during the Russian military campaign in the course of the Syrian Civil War. Asapov's position in Syria was described by the Ministry of Defence as the chief of the group of Russian military advisers in Syria.

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Sundararajan Padmanabhan

General Sundararajan Padmanabhan PVSM, AVSM, VSM, is a former Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army. Gen. Padmanabhan succeeded General V.P. Malik on 30 September 2000. He also served as Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee.

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Richard D. Clarke

Lieutenant General Richard Douglas Clarke Jr. is Director for Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He provides strategic direction, policy guidance, and planning focus to develop and execute the National Military Strategy. Through the Director Strategic Plans and Policy, he enables the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to provide military advice to the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council.

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Orlando Ward

Major General Orlando Ward was a career United States Army officer who fought in both World War I and World War II. During the latter, as a major general, he commanded the 1st Armored Division during Operation Torch and during the first few months of the Tunisia Campaign, before being relieved in March 1943. He trained and returned to Europe in 1945 as commander of the 20th Armored Division.

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Harpagus

Harpagus, also known as Harpagos or Hypargus, was a Median general from the 6th century BC, credited by Herodotus as having put Cyrus the Great on the throne through his defection during the battle of Pasargadae.

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Millard Harmon

Millard Fillmore Harmon Jr. was a lieutenant general in the United States Army Air Forces during the Pacific campaign in World War II. He was presumed to have perished in February 1945 on a flight when the plane carrying him disappeared in transit. Harmon, Frank Maxwell Andrews, Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. and Lesley J. McNair, all lieutenant generals at the time of their deaths, were the highest-ranking Americans to die in World War II.

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Jeong Kyeong-doo

Jeong Kyeong-doo is the 46th Minister of National Defense of South Korea. He was a former fighter pilot and general officer of the Republic of Korea Air Force serving as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Air Force Chief of Staff.

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Zekai Aksakallı

Lieutenant-General Zekai Aksakallı is a Turkish Special Forces Command commander. He graduated from the Turkish Military Academy.

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Walter Harzer

Walter Harzer was a German SS commander during the Nazi era. He commanded the SS Division Hohenstaufen and SS Polizei Division.