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Thomas Wade Herren
Lieutenant General

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born August 9, 1895
place/birth Dadeville, Tallapoosa County,
Alabama
Died June 4, 1985 (aged 89)
Place/death [[|]], [[|]], Washington, D.C.
Cause/death
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Lillian Gorgoran
(m. 19?? - 1985; his death)
Alma mater University of Alabama
Nickname
Nationality
Military Info
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 40px United States Army
Years/service

Service #

In-depth Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
78th Field Artillery Regiment Fort Bliss, Texas Nov, 1917 22 Sept, 1920
Student,
Field Artillery School
[[]]
Troop A,
3rd Cavalry Regiment
Commanding
Officer
Fort Bliss, Texas 22 Sept, 1920
Army Recruiter Springfield, Massachusett
Student (Troop Officers' Course),
Cavalry School
CPT Fort Riley, Kansas 1926 1927
Troop ?,
8th Cavalry Regiment
Commanding
Officer
CPT Fort Bliss, Texas 1927 1930
Troop F,
6th Cavalry Regiment
Commanding
Officer
CPT Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia 1930 1935
Student,
Command and General Staff College
MAJ Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1935 1936
Instructor, Department of Tactics,
Cavalry School
MAJ -
COL
Fort Riley, Kansas 1936 1942
106th Cavalry Regiment Commanding
Officer
COL Camp Livingston, Louisiana 1942 1943
Commandant, Cavalry School BG Fort Riley, Kansas 2 Jan, 1944 7 Oct, 1944
[[File: 70th Infantry Division Assistant
Division
Commander
BG European Theater Oct, 1944 Jul, 1945
[[File: Task Force Herren Commanding
General
BG European Theater 6 Nov, 1944 3 Feb, 1945
[[File: 70th Infantry Division Commanding
General
BG European Theater Jul, 1945 11 Oct, 1945
[[File: Fourth United States Army Deputy
Chief of Staff
35px BG Fort Sam Houston, Texas 1945 1946
[[File: XXIV United States Corps Chief of Staff 35px BG Korea 1946 1949
[[File: 2nd Brigade,
1st Cavalry Division
Commanding
Officer
BG Tokyo, Japan 1949 1949
Chief, Special Services Division,
Department of the Army
35px MG Washington, D.C. 1 Aug, 1949 28 Feb, 1950
[[File: Military District of Washington Commanding
General
MG Washington, D.C. 1 Mar, 1950 15 May, 1952
[[File: Eighth United States Army Deputy
Commanding
General,
Civil Affairs
MG Korea 1952 1952
[[File: Korean Communications Zone Commanding
General
MG Deagu, Korea 10 Jul, 1952 Jul, 1953
Northern Area Command,
Army of Occupation
Commanding
General
MG Frankfurt, Germany Jul, 1953 1954
[[File: First United States Army Commanding
General
LTG Fort Jay, New York 1 Dec, 1954 31 Jul, 1957
Civilian Career
Student,
Tallapoosa County High School
Tallapoosa County, Alabama 1910 1914
Student,
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1914 1917

Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
Regular Army
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Cavalry alternative)
2nd Lieutenant 26 Oct, 1917 19 Nov, 1917
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Cavalry)
1st Lieutenant 8 Sept, 1919
O-3
Captain (US Cavalry)
Captain 1 Jul, 1920
O-4
Major (US Cavalry)
Major 1 Aug, 1935
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Cavalry)
Lieutenant Colonel 18 Aug, 1940
O-6
Colonel (US Cavalry)
Colonel 1 May, 1947
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 24 Jan, 1948
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General 1 May, 1952
Retired 31 Jul, 1957
O-9 Lieutenant General
(Retired List)
31 Jul, 1957
Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
Army Reserve
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Artillery alternative)
2nd Lieutenant 15 Aug, 1917 15 Aug, 1917
Vacated 19 Nov, 1917
National Army
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Artillery)
1st Lieutenant 5 Nov, 1917 19 Nov, 1917
Vacated 8 Sept, 1919
Army of the United States
O-6
Colonel (US Cavalry)
Colonel 24 Dec, 1941
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 4 Sept, 1944
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General 17 Jun, 1949
O-9 Lieutenant General 9 Dec, 1954

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal Army Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit (1 Oakleaf) Legion of Merit
Army Commendation Medal Army Commendation Medal
Service/Campaign Medals
World War I Victory Medal World War I Victory Medal
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
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 (2 SS) Korean Service Medal
Identification Badges
70th Infantry Division 70th Infantry Division SSI worn as
Combat Service Identification Badge
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) World War II Overseas Service Bar (?)
Overseas Service Bar (WWI) World War I Overseas Service Chevron (2)

Battles/WarsEdit

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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