Eades, Walter Eric Sr., BG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
US
Last Primary MOS
9300-Strategic Intelligence Staff Officer (G2, J2)
Last MOS Group
Military Intelligence (Officer)
Primary Unit
1946-1956, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
Service Years
1917 - 1956

US

Brigadier General


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1891
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Eades, Walter Eric Sr., BG USA(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Dallas, TX
Last Address
Dallas, TX

Date of Passing
Apr 03, 1975
 
Location of Interment
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery - Dallas, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Honorably Discharged WW II World War I Victory Button US Army Retired




 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Post 315Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
  1950, American Legion, Post 315 (Member) (Wylie, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1960, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
BG Eades began his military career before WWI.  He served as a Military Intelligence Officer.  He had transferred to the Army Reserves after the Great War, and after the attack on Pearl Harbor he applied for Active Duty again.

He was told that he was too old to come back on Active Duty, but his civilian occupation as an Attorney in the Dallas area helped out as he had contacts in the War Department in Washington DC.

BG Eades was allowed to re-enter the Regular Army as a LTC, and at the time was probably one of the oldest LTC's in the Army at that point.

After WWII he again went into a USAR status until he retired.  He had over 38 years of federal service.

In civilian life, he was a very successful lawyer, both in private practice and for the Veterans Administration.  He was active in the American Legion and the Dallas Bar Association.  He was survived by his two sons, Eric Jr. and Richard, daughter Diana, and wife Fleda.

   
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 Unit Assignments
US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
  1919-1941, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
  1946-1956, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 Aisne Campaign/The Battle of Cantigny
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941
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