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Lieutenant General
LeRoy Lutes
LeRoy Lutes
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InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born 04 October 1890
Place of birth Cairo, Alexander County,
Illinois
Died 30 January 1980 (aged 89)
Place of death Unknown
Cause of death Unknown
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Martha M. Mulvihill
(1913? - 1953; her death)
Charlotte Towson
(- 1955; her death)
Mildred Speas
(- 1966; her death)
Alma mater n/a
Nickname n/a
Military Info
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 40px United States Army
Years/service 1906 - 1914
Washington National Guard
03 Mar 1914 - 03 Mar 1917
Illinois National Guard
21 Mar 1917 - 31 Jan 1952
United States Army
Service # Officer - 5413

Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Organization or Command Title / Position Branch Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Civilian Career
Wentworth Military Academy Student - - Lexington, Missouri 1904 1908
Army Career
Coast Artillery School Student Officer Captain Fort Monroe, Virginia 1927 1928
Command and General Staff College Student Officer Captain Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1929 1930
National Guard Bureau Washington, D.C. 01 Jul 1935 30 Jun 1939
Third Army (United States) Third Army Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4 Major
Lieutenant Colonel
Fort Sam Houston, Texas 00 Jan 1940 1941
Fourth Army (United States) 37th Coast Artillery Brigade:
Fourth Army
Brigade Commander Brigadier General Camp Haan, California 07 Nov 1941 15 Feb 1942
Army Services Forces Army Services of Supply Director of Operations Brigadier General
Major General
Washington, D.C. 17 Feb 1942 00 Oct 1943
Army Services Forces Army Service Forces Director of Operations Major General Washington, D.C. 00 Oct 1943 18 Apr 1945
Army Services Forces Army Service Forces Chief of Staff Major General
Lieutenant General
Washington, D.C. 18 Apt 1945 31 Dec 1945
Army Services Forces Army Service Forces Acting Commanding General Lieutenant General Washington, D.C. 16 Oct 1945 31 Dec 1945
Army Services Forces Army Service Forces Commanding General Lieutenant General Washington, D.C. 01 Jan 1946 14 May 1946
Service, Supply, and Procurement Division:
United States Department of War
Director Lieutenant General Washington, D.C. 11 Jun 1946 17 Sep 1947
Service, Supply, and Procurement Division:
United States Department of the Army
Director Lieutenant General Washington, D.C. 17 Sep 1947 04 Jan 1948
Munitions Board:
Combined Chiefs of Staff, United States & Great Britain:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Deputy Executive Chairman Lieutenant General Washington, D.C. 05 Jan 1948 00 Oct 1949
Fourth Army (United States) Fourth Army Commanding General Lieutenant General Fort Sam Houston, Texas 14 Oct 1949 31 Jan 1952
Civilian Career
United States Coast Artillery Association President unknown unknown unknown unknown
Advisory Committee,
Office of Defense Mobilization
Member Lieutenant General, ret. Washington, D.C. 1955 unknown

Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Infantry alternative)
2nd Lieutenant Regular Army March 21, 1917 March 26, 1917
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Infantry)
1st Lieutenant Regular Army April 14, 1917 April 14, 1917
O-3
Captain (US Infantry)
Captain Temporary August 5, 1917 August 5, 1917
Resignation March 4, 1918
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Infantry)
1st Lieutenant Regular Army April 30, 1918 November 7, 1918
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Artillery)
1st Lieutenant Regular Army February 17, 1918 April 30, 1918
O-3
Captain (US Artillery)
Captain Regular Army July 1, 1920 July 1, 1920
O-4
Major (US Artillery)
Major Regular Army September 1, 1933 September 1, 1933
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Artillery)
Lieutenant Colonel Regular Army July 1, 1940 July 1, 1940
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General Regular Army December 1, 1945 December 1, 1945
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General Regular Army January 24, 1948 January 24, 1948
O-9 Lieutenant General Regular Army
Retired January 31, 1952
Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Infantry alternative)
2nd Lieutenant National Guard March 3, 1914 March 3, 1914
O-3
Captain (US Infantry)
Captain National Guard August 3, 1914 August 3, 1914
Resignation from National Guard March 3, 1917
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General Army of the
United States
November 1, 1941 November 5, 1941
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General Army of the
United States
October 25, 1942 October 25, 1942
O-9 Lieutenant General Army of the
United States
June 5, 1945 June 5, 1945

Awards and DecorationsEdit

United States Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal (1 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal w/ one oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Bronze Star Medal
Army Commendation Medal Army Commendation Medal
Mexican Border Service Medal Mexican Border Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal World War I Victory Medal
American Defense Service Medal (Foreign Service Star) American Defense Service Medal "Foreign Service" clasp
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4 Stars) Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal four service stars
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (3 Stars) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal three service stars
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal clasp
American Typhus Commission Medal American Typhus Commission Medal
National Defense Service Medal National Defense Service Medal
Antarctica Service Medal Antarctica Service Medal
Foreign Personal Decorations
Order of the British Empire Order of the British Empire (United Kingdom)
Identification Badges
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
(presumed to have been awarded)
Army Staff Identification Badge
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia - Former Wartime Service patch
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Overseas Service Bar

Battles/WarsEdit

World War I (06 Apr 1917 - 11 Nov 1918)

World War II (08 Dec 1941 - 02 Sept 1945)

Korean War (07 Jul 1950 - 27 Jul 1953)

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

Name Relation Lifespan Notes
Immediate Family
Martha M. Lutes (née Mulvihill) First Wife 04 Jun 1893 - 01 Aug 1953
LeRoy Lutes, Jr. Son 04 Feb 1914 - 06 Feb 1992 Colonel, U.S. Army
Louise Lutes (née Wolfinger) Daughter-in-law
Charlotte (née Towson) Second Wife - 1955
Mildred (née Speas) Third Wife - 1966

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

"Biography of Lieutenant-General LeRoy Lutes." Generals of World War II
<http://www.generals.dk/general/Lutes/Leroy/USA.html>.

Bradley, Omar N. A Soldier's Story. Modern Library, 1999

"LeRoy Lutes, Lieutenant General, United States Army." Arlington National Cemetery
<http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/llutes.htm>.

"Little Man in a Big Room." Time 3 July 1944
<http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,852065,00.html>.

U.S. Army Center of Military History
<http://www.history.army.mil/>.

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