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Geronimo Pratt (born Elmer Pratt), American veteran & Minister of Defense of the Black Panther Party. The FBI, in a COINTELPRO op, aimed to "neutralize him as an effective BPP functionary." He was tried & convicted of kidnapping & murder, spending 27 years in prison, 8 in solitary confinement; his conviction was then vacated. A sergeant in the Vietnam War, he had earned a Silver & 2 Bronze Stars and 2 Purple Hearts, and attended UCLA on the GI Bill. He was the godfather of Tupac Shakur. R.I.P.