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Commander Airlifted

February 19, 1991

Lt. Gen. JOHN J. YEOSOCK, commander of all Army forces in Operation Desert Storm, has been evacuated to Landstahl Army Hospital in Germany for surgery of an undisclosed nature, the U.S. command said. In a brief announcement, the command said Yeosock was expected to return to duty after treatment. Lt. Gen. Calvin Waller, deputy commander of Central Command, will assume command of 280,000 men in Yeosock's absence. In addition to troop command and staff positions, Yeosock has been an analyst for the Army chief of staff.

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