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Retired US Army Lt. Gen. Sam Wilson dead at 93

RICE, Va. (AP) — Retired Lt. Gen. Samuel Wilson, who had a long military and intelligence career and was president of Hampden-Sydney College from 1992 to 2000, has died, the college announced. He was 93.

Wilson, who was known as “General Sam,” died Saturday at his home in Rice, Virginia.

Wilson served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and was known for coining the term “counter-insurgency” as well as for helping to create Delta Force, the U.S. Army’s special forces group.

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