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Jordan, Larry R.

(born: 1946) 

Born in Kansas City, KS, West Point graduate Larry Jordan became the first African American general post commander at Fort Knox in 1993. At the time, Jordan was a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Army. He is a 1979 graduate of Indiana University, where he earned a History M.A.

For more see "West Point grad becomes first black general post commander at Fort Knox," Jet, 11/22/1993, vol. 85, issue 4, p. 36; Larry R. Jordan" in BlackPast; and "Lt. Gen. Larry Jordan" in TheHistoryMakers.

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