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Major General
Ernest Nason Harmon
Ernest N. Harmon (MG)
Basic Information
Born February 26, 1894
Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Died November 13, 1979
White River Junction, Windsor County, Vermont
Cause/death
Buried at Oxbow Cemetery (Vermont)
Spouse Leona Tuxbury (1897 - 1985)
Alma mater United States Military College
Military Information
Allegiance US Flag United States
branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/Service 1917 - 1948; 1948 - 1949
Rank Major General Insignia Major General

Ernest Nason Harmon (February 26, 1894 - November 13, 1979)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
US Army Cavalry Insignia 2nd Cavalry Regiment Officer Various April 20, 1917
US Army Cavalry Insignia 2nd Cavalry Regiment Officer Fort Riley, Kansas July 5, 1919 September 15, 1920
US Army Cavalry Insignia 2nd Cavalry Regiment Officer Fort Riley, Kansas June 15, 1921 August 15, 1921
U.S. Military Academy Instructor of Drawing, United States Military Academy West Point, New York August 15, 1921 June 15, 1925
US Army Cavalry Insignia 6th Cavalry Regiment Officer Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia June 15, 1925 June 1, 1927
Executive Officer, Citizens' Military Training Corps Camp 1926 1927
Assistant Professor, Norwich University Northfield, Vermont June 1, 1927 1931
US Army General Staff Insignia G-4 Officer, General Staff Corps Washington, D.C. August 17, 1935 July 21, 1939
Chief of Staff, Armored Forces Fort Knox, Kentucky November, 1941 June, 1942
2nd US Armored Division 2nd Armored Division Commanding General July 31, 1942 April 6, 1943
1st Armored Division 1st Armored Division Commanding General April 9, 1943 July, 1944
56px II United States Corps Deputy Commanding General 1943 1943
2nd US Armored Division 2nd Armored Division Commanding General September 12, 1944 January 15, 1945
XXII US Corps XXII United States Corps Commanding General January 23, 1945 January 10, 1946
Army of Occupation Commanding General Czechoslovakia June 15, 1945 December 1, 1945
United States Constabulary US Constabulary Commanding General West Germany January 10, 1946 May 1, 1947
Third Army (United States) Third United States Army Commanding General January 10, 1947 March 14, 1947
Army Ground Forces Army Ground Forces Deputy Commanding General March 14, 1947 February 29, 1948

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Name Location Begin Date End Date
Cavalry School Fort Riley, Kansas 1920 6/15/1921 Troop Officer's Course
Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1932 1933
Army War College Washington Barracks, Washington D.C. 1933 1934
Chemical Warfare School Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland 1933 1934 Field Officer's Course

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet
U.S. Military Academy
June 14, 1913
O-1 No Insignia 2nd Lieutenant
US Army Cavalry Insignia
April 20, 1917
O-2
1st Lieutenant Insignia
1st Lieutenant
US Army Cavalry Insignia
May 15, 1917
O-3
Captain insignia
Captain
US Army Cavalry Insignia
April 26, 1920
O-4
Major insignia
Major
US Army Cavalry Insignia
November 1, 1932
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel insignia
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Cavalry Insignia
July 1, 1940
O-6
Colonel insignia
Colonel
US Army Cavalry Insignia
December 28, 1945
O-8
Major General Insignia
Major General January 24, 1948
Retired (at own request) February 29, 1948
Active Duty: November 7, 1948 - February 1, 1949
Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-3
Captain insignia
Captain
US Army Cavalry Insignia
August 5, 1917
Honorable Discharge October 3, 1919
O-6
Colonel insignia
Colonel
US Army Cavalry Insignia
November 4, 1941 accepted: November 6, 1941
O-7
Brigadier General insignia
Brigadier General March 13, 1942
O-8
Major General Insignia
Major General August 9, 1942

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Military decorations
Distinguished Service Cross Distinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal (2 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal (x3)
Silver Star (1 Oakleaf) Silver Star (x2)
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit (x3)
Bronze Star Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart Purple Heart
Air Medal Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal Army Commendation Medal
Service/Campaign decorations
World War I Victory Medal World War I Victory Medal
Army of Occupation of Germany Army of Occupation of Germany
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal
Other accoutrements
Army General Staff Identification Badge Army Staff Identification Badge
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Ribbon Name Class Country
Order of the Bath Order of the Bath Companion United Kingdom
Legion of Honour (Commander) Legion of Honor Commander France
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945, palm Croix de Guerre 1939-1945 - France Palm
Order of Leopold (Commander) Order of Leopold Commander Belgium
Cross of War 1940-1945 (palm) Cross of War 1940-1945 - Belgium
Order of Orange-Nassau (Grand Officer) Order of Orange-Nassau Grand Officer Netherlands Swords
Order of Red Banner Order of the Red Banner - Soviet Union
Order of Ouissam Alaouite (Grand Officer) Order of Ouissam Alaouite Grand Officer Morocco
Medal of Valor (Italy) Medal of Valor - Italy
Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus (Commander) Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus Commander Italy
Order of the White Lion (I Class) Order of the White Lion I Class Czechoslovakia
War Cross 1939-1945 (Czech) War Cross 1939-1945 - Czechoslovakia

Battles/WarsEdit

World War I World War II

QuotesEdit

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FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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