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General Roscoe Robinson Jnr, soldier, died Washington DC 22 July, aged 64. The US Army's first black four-star general, he was also the one of the first black cadets to graduate from West Point following racial integration of the US armed forces during the Truman administration. Fought in Korea and Vietnam and served as commander of bases in the US and Japan. Before his retirement in 1985 he served as the US representative to Nato's military committee.