Dean, William F. (Frische) (1899–1981), a United States army officer. A major general, Dean commanded all United States forces in Korea early in the Korean War. His heroic defense of Taejon in July, 1950, won him the Medal of Honor. Dean was captured after this battle and remained a Communist prisoner throughout the war. Dean was born in Carlyle, Illinois. After graduation from the University of California he became an army officer. He commanded the 45th Division in Europe in World War II. He tells of his ordeal as a prisoner in General Dean's Story (1954).
V-J Day meant the end of World War II, but not the end of global tensions. The main area of conflict was between the United States and Russia which led to a tense nuclear arms buildup. Read about how the end of World War II gave rise to the Cold War.
Cold War, the struggle for power and influence in the years after World War II between the Communist nations led by the Soviet Union (the East) and the Western allies headed by the United States (the West).