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Major General
Edwin Forrest Harding
Edwin F. Harding
Basic Information
Born September 18, 1886
Franklin, Warren County, Ohio
Died June 5, 1970 (aged 83)
Franklin, Warren County, Ohio
Cause/death
Buried at Woodhill Cemetery (Ohio)
Spouse Eleanor Hood (1890 - 1981)
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Military Information
Allegiance US Flag United States
branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/Service 1909 - 1946
(41 years, 4 months, 17 days)
Rank Major General Insignia Major General

Edwin Forrest Harding (September 18, 1886 – June 5, 1970)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
U.S. Military Academy Instructor of Modern Language,
United States Military Academy
August 20, 1919 August 28, 1921
U.S. Military Academy Instructor in Economics,
United States Military Academy
August 28, 1921 June 2, 1923
U.S. Military Academy Assistant Professor of History,
United States Military Academy
June 2, 1923 August 24, 1923
US Army Infantry Insignia Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment Commanding Officer Tientsin, China October 30, 1923 July 26, 1924
US Army Infantry Insignia 15th Infantry Regiment Commanding Officer Tientsin, China July 26, 1924 September 9, 1924
US Army Infantry Insignia Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment Commanding Officer Tientsin, China September 9, 1924 May 10, 1927
Instructor, Infantry School
(Fort Benning, Georgia)
September 7, 1929 June 25, 1933
Editor of Infantry Journal, Office, Chief of Infantry
(Washington, D.C.)
June, 1934 July 10, 1934
US Army Infantry Insignia 27th Infantry Regiment Commanding Officer Schofield Barracks, Hawaii September 30, 1938 September 30, 1940
3rd Infantry Division 3rd Infantry Division Assistant Commanding General Fort Bragg, North Carolina January 3, 1941 February 9, 1942
32nd Infantry Division 32nd Infantry Division Commanding General Camp Livingston, Louisiana / New Guinea February 9, 1942 February 16, 1943
Panama Mobile Force Commanding General Panama Canal March 26, 1943 August 19, 1944
Antilles Department Commanding General San Juan,
Puerto Rico
August 20, 1944 June 28, 1945
US Army General Staff Insignia attached to Joint Chiefs of Staff
(Washington, D.C.)
June 29, 1945 December 16, 1945
US Army General Staff Insignia Director, Historical Division, General Staff Corps
(Washington, D.C.)
December 16, 1945 July 11, 1946

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Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Name Location Begin Date End Date
The Infantry School Fort Benning, Georgia 9/6/1927 5/29/1928 Advanced Course
Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 9/5/1928 6/21/1929
Army War College Washington Barracks, Washington D.C. 1933 6/26/1934
Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date
United States Military Academy B.S. West Point, New York 6/15/1905 6/11/1909 74th class rank

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet
U.S. Military Academy
June 15, 1905
O-1
2nd Lieutenant Insignia
2nd Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
June 11, 1909
O-2
1st Lieutenant Insignia
1st Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
July 1, 1916
O-3
Captain insignia
Captain
US Army Infantry Insignia
May 15, 1917
O-4
Major insignia
Major
US Army Infantry Insignia
July 1, 1920
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel insignia
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
September 1, 1934
O-6
Colonel insignia
Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
August 1, 1938
Retired (at his own request) October 31, 1946
O-8
Major General Insignia
Major General Retired List June 29, 1948


National Army / Army of the United States

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-4
Major insignia
Major
US Army Infantry Insignia
June 7, 1918 accepted: June 9, 1918
Vacated Major August 5, 1918
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel insignia
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
September 17, 1918 accepted: October 10, 1918
Honorable Discharge August 29, 1919
O-7
Brigadier General insignia
Brigadier General October 1, 1940 accepted: October 2, 1940
O-8
Major General Insignia
Major General February 14, 1942
Terminated Major General October 30, 1946

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Silver Star
Legion of Merit Mexican Border Service Medal World War I Victory Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal
Name Issue
Silver Star 1940s
Legion of Merit 1940s
Name Device
Mexican Border Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal
American Defense Service Medal Service Clasp
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal

Foreign Decorations

Ribbon Name Class Country Issue
Star of Abdon Calderon Order of the Abdon Calderon Primera Clase Ecuador
Military Order of Ayacucho Military Order of Ayacucho Grand Officer Peru
Order of the Condor of the Andes Order of the Condor of the Andes Grand Officer Bolivia
Order of the Southern Cross (Brazil) Order of the Southern Cross Grand Officer Brazil

Battles/WarsEdit

Mexican Border Service

  • Border Duty

World War I

  • non-overseas duty

World War II

  • New Guinea campaign
    • Battle of Buna–Gona

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

  • Wife:
  • Son: Edwin F. Harding, Jr.

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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