Army & Navy: Fredendall for Lear

To Memphis to take over the Second Army command from Lieut. General Ben Lear (see col. 1) last week went Major General Lloyd R. Fredendall. who was relieved in Tunisia by Lieut. General George S. Patton Jr.

Like his close friend Ben Lear (whom he was slated to succeed when he was pulled away from his corps command last October), cocky, Wyoming-born, West Point-educated Lloyd Fredendall is a spit-&-polish disciplinarian, a top-notch administrator, a stern critic of incompetent commanders. At one maneuver critique last summer he cracked: "The opposing commanders got their...

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