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Encyclopedia > Richard B. Frank

Richard B. Frank (born 1947 in Kansas) is an American lawyer and military historian. Official language(s) None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 211 mi; 340 km 400 mi; 645 km 0. ...

Frank graduated from the University of Missouri in 1969, after which he served four years in the United States Army. During the Vietnam War, he served a tour of duty as a platoon leader in the 101st Airborne Division. In 1976 he graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Seal of the University of Missouri The University of Missouri System is one of two public state university systems in the state of Missouri. ... The United States Army is the branch of the United States armed forces that has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) United States of America South Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand the Philippines Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) Strength ~1,200,000 (1968) ~420,000 (1968) Casualties South Vietnamese dead: 230,000 South Vietnamese wounded: 300,000 US dead... Platoon is a term from military science. ... The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) —nicknamed the Screaming Eagles— is an air assault division of the United States Army mainly trained for air assault operations. ... The schools original sign, preserved on the north quad of the present-day campus. ...

Frank has written two well-regarded books and several articles on the Pacific campaign of World War II. US landings in the Pacific, 1942–1945 The Pacific War occurred in the Pacific Ocean, its islands, and in Asia. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II...

Books and articles

  • Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle (1990)
  • Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire (1999)
  • "No Bomb, No End", in What If? 2 (2001)
  • "Why Truman Dropped the Bomb", The Weekly Standard, (August 8, 2005): p. 20.



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