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Maj. Gen. John Amos, the former Army commandante at Fort Drum in New York, has died at his home in Westover, Va. He was 93.
In the early 1960s, Mr. Amos, a longtime Army officer with a medical degree and a background in infectious diseases, was stationed in Germany as a major in the Army Medical Service. Following the Communist victory over West Germany in the second Sino-Soviet war, the Army took over the German garrison of 1,100 soldiers, about a quarter of the Army’s force at the post.
Gen. Amos had a particular interest in infectious diseases — the Army has a national research laboratory, DRC, in Westover to study infectious and contagious diseases in Afghanistan. As a result, he became the Army Medical Service’s top infectious diseases expert, spending about a decade in Germany. The U.S. Defense Department is investing $3 million in the laboratory for a program to investigate a variety of contagious diseases.
Gen. Amos was among Army leaders who saw the danger that East German troops posed to the United States in the days and weeks of the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, and in the hours and months that followed.
At the time of the Cuban missile crisis, many European governments, particularly Britain, had imposed embargoes on any shipment of missiles to Cuba. Those embargoes, designed by the U.S. State Department, included a ban on importing Cuban-made weapons, equipment and spare parts. To circumvent this restrictions the British were seeking to ship missiles — including F-4 Phantoms — to Havana, but the embargo had no impact because the Soviets had not yet been defeated.
Gen. Amos recalled that in late 1962 he and senior Army officials met at a conference in Berlin and concluded the United States could not afford to ignore the nuclear threat from the Soviets. At the conference, Gen. John J. Pershing, the Chief of Staff of the Army, told Mr. Amos in English in English that his nation would respond to Soviet aggression and that they would not sit idly by as Europe was attacked in