Death of Retired Gen. Crosbie “Butch” Saint

May 10, 2018

WIESBADEN, Germany —

The U.S. Army Europe family would like to express our deep condolences to the family of retired Gen. Crosbie Saint. He served as our commanding general from 1988 to 1992, during which time our current commanding general was serving here as a lieutenant.

“General Saint was a great Soldier and American. He dedicated his life to serving our country and was a mentor to many. His death is a terrible loss to our Nation. His family and friends are in our thoughts,” said U.S. Army Europe Commanding General Lt. Gen. Christopher Cavoli.

Born in 1936, Crosbie Edgerton Saint graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1958 and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Armor branch. He served two tours in Vietnam and five tours with U.S. Army Europe. He was a lieutenant on border duty when the Berlin Wall was erected and was commanding general of U.S. Army Europe when the wall fell.

Rest in peace, Sir..