Vinegar Joe Stilwell


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Noun1.Vinegar Joe Stilwell - United States general who commanded the Allied forces in China and Burma and India during World War II (1883-1946)Vinegar Joe Stilwell - United States general who commanded the Allied forces in China and Burma and India during World War II (1883-1946)
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The American General Joseph Vinegar Joe Stilwell used the highway known as the Stilwell Road during World War II to ferry weapons, troops, and supplies from India into China and Myanmar, although some asked whether its military worth matched the large price of building in such rugged terrain.
He was replaced by General Vinegar Joe Stilwell, who was the first four-star since Pershing in August 1918 to assume command at that grade (others served time on the job and some never made it).
Turning away from the plane, he sent a message to the world at large that Vinegar Joe Stilwell, the American commander of the China-Burma front, was still in command and was still fighting.