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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Brig. Gen. Leo Brooks, Jr.

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
U.S. Army Brigadier General (Ret.) Leo A. Brooks, Jr., was born on August 15, 1957, in Anchorage, Alaska. His father, Leo A. Brooks, Sr., was a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army; his brother, Vincent K. Brooks, a Four Star General. Brooks graduated from Jesuit high school in Sacramento, California in 1975. He went on to earn his B.S. degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point in 1979, and his M.A. degree in public administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1990. His military education includes the Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College. Brooks served as the commander of airborne brigades in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions; the deputy commanding general of the 1st Armored Division in Germany; and, the commandant of cadets at the USMA. Brooks' military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal and the Bronze Star.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
313 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Brig. Gen. Leo Brooks, Jr.
Brig. Gen. Leo Brooks, Jr.
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Arlington, Virginia 2013 July 23.
Description
1 online resource (11 video files (5 hr., 12 min., 24 sec.)) : sound, color
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