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General
Herbert Butler Powell

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born July 13, 1903
place/birth Monmouth, Polk County,
Oregon
Died April 3, 1998 (aged 94)
Place/death Williamsburg, Virginia
Cause/death
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Beryl King
(m. 4.7.1927 - 1989; her death)
Grace Tuggle
(m. 6.12.1993 - 4.3.1998; his death)
Alma mater University of Oregon
Nickname Soldier's General;
Nationality Caucasian - American
Military Info
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 40px United States Army
Years/service

Service # Officer - 16684

In-depth Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
Student,
United States Army Infantry School,
(Company Officers' Course)
2LT Fort Benning, GA 1931 1932
Student,
Command and General Staff College
MAJ Washington Barracks, D.C. 1940 1941
[[File:  ? Battalion,
32nd Infantry Regiment
Battalion
Commander
LTC European Theater 1941 1942
[[File:  ? Platoon, ? Regiment,
3rd Infantry Division
Platoon
Leader
COL European Theater 194? 194?
[[File: 75th Infantry Division Chief of Staff COL European Theater 1943 18 Feb, 1945
Military Adviser,
Pennsylvania National Guard
COL Fort Indiantown Gap, PA 1947 1947
[[File: Second United States Army Unknown COL Baltimore, MD 1947 1948
Student,
National War College
COL Fort Lesley J. McNair, D.C. 1948 1949
[[File: 17th Infantry Regiment,
7th Infantry Division
Commanding
Officer
COL Korea 1949 1950
[[File: 7th Infantry Division Chief of Staff COL Korea 1951 1951
Deputy for Manpower Control,
Office, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1,
Department of the Army
BG Washington, D.C. 195? 195?
[[File: 25th Infantry Division Commanding
General
MG Hawaii 1954 1956
[[File: United States Army, Pacific Commanding
General
MG Fort Shafter, HI Apr, 1956 Jul, 1956
21st Commandant,
United States Army Infantry School
MG
LTG
Fort Benning, GA 20 Aug, 1956 1 May, 1958
[[File: United States Continental
Army Command
Deputy
Commanding
General
LTG Fort Monroe, VA May, 1958 1960
[[File: Third United States Army Commanding
General
LTG Fort McPherson, GA 5 Mar, 1960 30 Sept, 1960
[[File: United States Continental
Army Command
Commanding
General
GEN Fort Monroe, VA 1 Oct, 1960 31 Jan, 1963
Civilian Career
Student,
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 192? 1926
United States Ambassador to
New Zealand
New Zealand 23 Oct, 1963 28 Feb, 1967
member, President's Council,
College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia 19?? 19??

Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Appointment Age Date of Rank Accepted
Regular Army
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Infantry)
2nd Lieutenant 30 Jun, 1926 9 Sept, 1926
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Infantry)
1st Lieutenant 1 Oct, 1932
O-3
Captain (US Infantry)
Captain 30 Jun, 1936
O-4
Major (US Infantry)
Major 30 Jun, 1943
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Infantry)
Lieutenant Colonel 15 Jul, 1948
O-6
Colonel (US Infantry)
Colonel 1 Aug, 1950
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 11 Oct, 1954
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General 11 Nov, 1954
Retired 31 Jan, 1963
O-10 General (Retired) 31 Jan, 1963
Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Appointment Age Date of Rank Accepted
Oregon National Guard
Private 11 Apr, 1919
Corporal
Sergeant
United States Army Reserve
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Infantry)
2nd Lieutenant 14 Jun, 1926
Vacated 9 Sept, 1926
Army of the United States
O-4
Major (US Infantry)
Major 31 Jan, 1941 5 Feb, 1941
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Infantry)
Lieutenant Colonel 1 Feb, 1942
O-6
Colonel (US Infantry)
Colonel 2 Feb, 1943
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 2 Mar, 1952
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General 1 Jan, 1951
O-9 Lieutenant General 9 Apr, 1958
O-10 General 1 Oct, 1960

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Distinguished Service Cross Distinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal Army Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit (1 Oakleaf) Legion of Merit (1OLC)
Bronze Star Medal (2OLC) Bronze Star Medal (2OLC)
Purple Heart Purple Heart
Air Medal Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal Army Commendation Medal
Service/Campaign Medals
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (3 Stars) E-A-ME Campaign Medal (3SS)
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal
National Defense Service Medal National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal (5SS) Korean Service Medal (5SS)
Combat/Special Skill Badges
Combat Infantry Badge
Combat Infantryman Badge
Army Aviator Badge
Army Aviator Badge (Basic)
Identification Badges
Army General Staff Identification Badge
7th Infantry Division 7th Infantry Division SSI worn as his
Combat Service Identification Badge
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) World War II Overseas Service Bar (5)

Battles/WarsEdit

World War II

Korean War

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

Herbert B. Powell5

BG

Herbert B. Powell2

MG

File:Herbert B. Powell3.jpg
Herbert B. Powell4

GEN

ReferencesEdit

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