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Philip Van Cortlandt
-- b.8/21/1749 d.11/21/1831 (82)Revolutionary
Alexander A. Vandegrift
-- b.3/13/1887 d.5/8/1973 (86)Naval Officer
Harold S. Vanderbilt
-- b.7/6/1884 d.7/4/1970 (85)Sailor, Businessperson, YachtspersonMisc: Invented Contact Bridge; owner and skipper who successfully defended the America's Cup 3 consecutive times (1930, 1934, and 1937).
James Van Fleet
-- b.3/19/1892 d.9/23/1992 (100)GeneralMisc: WWI & WWII
Claus Van Stauffenberg
-- b.11/15/1907 d.7/21/1944 (36)General, German
-- b.12/17/1748 d.1/9/1789 (40)Revolutionary, General, Lawyer
Sir Edward Vernon
-- b.11/12/1684 d.10/30/1757 (72)Naval Officer, Hero, EnglishNames/Places: NN:Old GrogMisc: Admiral
John Vessey Jr.
-- b.6/29/1922 d.8/18/2016 N.S. (94)General, Government OfficialNames/Places: RN: John William Vessey Jr.Misc: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1982-1985)
-- b.6/5/1878 d.7/20/1923 (45)Revolutionary, Hero, Outlaw, MexicanNames/Places: RN:Doroteo ArangoMisc: Bandit
Alan John Villiers
-- b.9/23/1903 d.3/3/1982 (78)Photographer, Author, Sailor, Adventurer, Australian
Wilhelm von Biela
-- b.3/19/1782 d.2/18/1856 (73)Military Leader, Astronomer, German
Karl Von Clausewitz
-- b.7/1/1780 d.11/16/1831 (51)Author, Military Leader, SoldierMisc: Prussian military theorist/strategist
Baron Karl Von Munchhausen
-- b.5/11/1720 d.2/22/1797 (76)Author, Revolutionary, Soldier, GermanNames/Places: MN:Friedrick HieronymusMisc: tall tale storyteller, some of whose tales were the basis for "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen."
Walther Von Reichenau
-- b.10/8/1884 d.1/17/1942 (57)Hero, GermanMisc: field marshal who commanded the army that captured Warsaw (1939) and the 6th Army in its encircling movement through Belgium (1940) on the Western front during World War II.
Kurt Von Schleicher
-- b.4/7/1882 d.6/30/1934 (52)Army Officer, GermanMisc: The last chancellor of the Weimar Republic, an opponent of Adolf Hitler in 1932-33.
Baron Friedrich Von Steuben
-- b.9/17/1730 d.11/28/1794 (64)Revolutionary, GeneralMisc: trained Washington's troops
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