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Tommy Franks

Born June 17, 1945, Tommy Franks is the adopted son of Ray and Lorene "Pete" Parker Franks. He attended Midland High School and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin. He dropped out of college after two years and decided to give himself a "jolt" and joined the United States Army in 1965.

 

Franks was the U.S. general leading the attack on the Taliban in Afghanistan in response to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon in 2001. He also led the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

 

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