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RONALD REAGAN AND ERROL FLYNN IN "SANTA FE TRAIL"
Ronald Reagan (L) is George Armstrong Custer and Errol Flynn is Jeb Stuart in this promotional still from the 1940 movie "Santa Fe Trail." Reagan, the 40th President of the United States of America, was instrumental in bringing about the collapse of communism and an end to the Cold War. The former President is now 92 and has been suffering from alzheimer's for over ten years. (UPI/File)
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Indian Wars

George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. At the start of the Civil War, Custer was a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and his class's graduation was accelerated so that they could enter the war. Custer graduated last in his class and served at the First Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861. As a staff officer for Major General George B. McClellan, Custer was promoted to the rank of Captain during the Army of the Potomac's 1862 Peninsula Campaign, Early in the Gettysburg Campaign, Custer's association with cavalry commander Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton earned him a promotion from first lieutenant to brigadier general of volunteers at the age of 23.

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