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General
Lewis Blaine Hershey
Lewis B. Hershey
Gen Hershey, 3.15.1966 (courtesy: AP Photo)

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born September 12, 1893
place/birth Steuben County, Indiana
Died May 20, 1977 (aged 83)
Place/death Angola, Steuben County,
Indiana
Cause/death
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
(Section 7)
Spouse Ellen Dygert
(m. 11.29.1917 - 4.1.1977; her death)
Alma mater Trine University (1914)
Nickname Mr. Selective Service
Nationality Caucasian - American
Military Info
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 40px United States Army
Years/service 6.17.1913 - 9.3.1920
Indiana National Guard
9.3.1920 - 12.31.1946
United States Army (Commission)
12.31.1946 - 4.10.1973
United States Army (Active Duty)
Service # O - 6530

In-depth Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
Deputy Director,
Selective Service System
Washington, D.C. 25 Oct 1940 31 Jul 1941
Director,
Selective Service System
MG
LTG
Washington, D.C. 31 Jul 1941 16 Feb 1970
Presidential Adviser on Manpower GEN Washington, D.C. 00 Feb 1970 10 Apr 1973
Civilian Career

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (USA before 1917)
2nd Lieutenant Regular Army [[File:
O-2
1st Lieutenant (USA)
1st Lieutenant Regular Army [[File:
O-3
Captain (USA)
Captain Regular Army [[File:
O-4
Major (USA)
Major Regular Army [[File:
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (USA)
Lieutenant Colonel Regular Army [[File:
O-6
Colonel (USA)
Colonel Regular Army [[File:
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General Regular Army
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General Regular Army
O-9 Lieutenant General
O-10 General
Retired

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Defense Distinguished Service Medal Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal Army Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Service/Campaign Medals
Mexican Border Service Medal Mexican Border Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal World War I Victory Medal
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
National Defense Service Medal (1 Service Star) National Defense Service Medal
U.S. State Decorations
Distinguished Service Medal (Alabama) Distinguished Service Medal (Alabama)
Commendation Medal (Alabama) Commendation Medal (Alabama)
Distinguished Service Medal (Louisiana) Distinguished Service Medal (Louisiana)
Distinguished Service Medal (Indiana) Distinguished Service Medal (Indiana)
Legion of Merit (North Dakota) Legion of Merit (North Dakota)
Magnolia Cross (Mississippi) Magnolia Cross (Mississippi)
U.S. Badges, Patches and Tabs
Army General Staff Identification Badge
Presidential Service Badge
Presidential Service Badge

Battles/WarsEdit

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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