Monday, May 17, 2010

Gulf War logistics director donating documents to Fort Lee

Written By Jeremy Slayton (Staff Reports)

(Richmond Times-Dispatch) - Retired Army Lt. Gen. William Gus Pagonis, who served as the director of logistics during the Gulf War, will donate his extensive collection of logistical documentation to the Army Logistics University at Fort Lee.

The donation will include videotapes, after-action reports and other material collected during the Gulf War. Soldiers training in logistics at Fort Lee will be able to review the collection.

"The more people can study and research history, the better they become," Pagonis said in a news release.

He has maintained the collection, which includes a variety of documents ranging from operational orders to more than 2,000 taped interviews, since the end of the Gulf War in 1991; he will officially donate them to the university during a ceremony this morning.

Pagonis, who commanded all Army soldiers, National Guardsmen and reservists working in logistics during the Gulf War, assembled a three-soldier history team charged with documenting every aspect of planning and preparation during the war. He retired from the Army in 1993 and now is vice chairman for GENCO Supply Chain Solutions.

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