• College/Year: RC '44
  • Links to Oral History Sessions: Kroesen, Frederick (March 16, 1998)
  • Conflict(s): World War II; Korean War; Vietnam War
  • Military Branch & Unit: Army
  • Theater(s): European; Korean; Vietnam


Gen. Kroesen served as an infantry officer in the ETO during WWII. During the Korean War, he served as an airborne officer with the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. During the Vietnam War, he commanded the Americal Division. He served as the head of NATO forces in Europe in the early 1980s.