Maj. Gen. Lucius Theus: He trained Tu...

Maj. Gen. Lucius Theus: He trained Tuskegee Airmen

There are 2 comments on the Detroit Free Press story from Oct 24, 2007, titled Maj. Gen. Lucius Theus: He trained Tuskegee Airmen. In it, Detroit Free Press reports that:

“He had all the attributes of a good leader, but behind the stern exterior was a warm and kind-hearted individual”

The resume of retired Maj. Gen. Lucius Theus, a 36-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was as impressive as it was long. via Detroit Free Press

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Keith Smith Major USAF

Van Nuys, CA

#1 Mar 25, 2008
Lu was a fellow classmate at OCS. We graduated from Army OCS at Maxwell Field, Alabama in January 1946. It was a small class, probably about 38 "Candidates," in all. Few wanted to stay in the Army, now that the war was over. A few of us were there because we couldn't get out and had decided to wait it out as an officer rather than as an enlisted man. Not Lu, he was going to be a career officer! He was smart and had lots of experience as a First Sergeant, so our "Administrative OCS" classes were a snap for him. His grades were near perfect, but at the last week of our course, he was "overtaken" by another candidate who was awarded the place of honor in the class. All of us knew that Lu was first, just as he has been ever since. I just wanted to set the record straight for my old friend and classmate. God Speed, Lu!
djovida

United States

#2 Apr 15, 2012
Keith Smith Major USAF wrote:
Lu was a fellow classmate at OCS. We graduated from Army OCS at Maxwell Field, Alabama in January 1946. It was a small class, probably about 38 "Candidates," in all. Few wanted to stay in the Army, now that the war was over. A few of us were there because we couldn't get out and had decided to wait it out as an officer rather than as an enlisted man. Not Lu, he was going to be a career officer! He was smart and had lots of experience as a First Sergeant, so our "Administrative OCS" classes were a snap for him. His grades were near perfect, but at the last week of our course, he was "overtaken" by another candidate who was awarded the place of honor in the class. All of us knew that Lu was first, just as he has been ever since. I just wanted to set the record straight for my old friend and classmate. God Speed, Lu!
I am preparing his last interview for posting on youtube and I am searching for any photos of Maxwell Field c.1945. If you know the whereabouts of such I would appreciate an email. If you have anything to add I would like to interview you for inclusion.

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