Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben,
1730 - 1794, born in Magdeburg, Prussia.
This former Prussian infantry captain
went to America in 1777 an within a year
was a general in the young American army.
Given the job of training soldiers,
he turned civilians in uniform into the
disciplined well trained army that gained
America‘s freedom. America owes much to
this man and his heritage.
James G. Boatner
Richard von Weizsäcker