Adler, Julius Ochs, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00G3-Army General Officer (G3)
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1948-1955, HQ, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
Service Years
1916 - 1946


Major General

Three Overseas Service Bars

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Adler, Julius Ochs, MG USA(Ret).
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Home Town
Chattanooga, TN
Last Address
Chattanooga, TN

Date of Passing
Oct 02, 1955
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
sec 2, st 4957-A, map O, grid W 32.5

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Wound Chevron (1917-1932) Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

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Born at Chattanooga, Tennesse,December 3, 1892, into the family that started the New York Times, he was more fascinated with the military way of life.

He served gallantly in World War I and received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Purple Heart, the Silver Star and the French Croix de Guerre. 

He died on October 2, 1955 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Barbara S. Adler (January 14, 1903-June 3, 1971) is buried with him.

In World War II, General Adler commanded the division responsible for the defense of Hawaii from 1941 to 1944. 

For his leadership and bravery in World War 1, he received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, the French Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre with Palms. 

In 1948, he was appointed as major general in the Army Reserve.


After World War II, he joined The New York Times as vice-president, later to become general manager. He was also the publisher of the Chattanooga Times. 

He and 17 other newspaper executives were invited by General Eisenhower to visit the liberated concentration camps in 1945. This visit inspired him to write a series of articles for The New York Times describing his experience and feelings. 


Major, U.S. Army
Home: New York, New York
306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919


The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julius O. Adler, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Juvin, France, October 14, 1918.

Accompanied by another officer, Major Adler was supervising the work of clearing the enemy from St. Juvin where they suddenly came upon a party of the enemy numbering 150. Firing on the enemy with his pistol, Major Adler ran toward the party, calling on them to surrender. His bravery and good marksmanship resulted in the capture of 50 Germans, and the remainder fled.

DATE OF BIRTH: 12/03/1892
DATE OF DEATH: 10/03/1955



Brigadier General Julius Ochs Adler is another decorated hero of World Wars I and II. In World War I, he was the commander of a battalion of infantry on the Western Front in France. He was in many battles with the Germans and was gassed.
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77th Infantry DivisionHawaiian Division24th Infantry DivisionHQ, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
  1918-1918, 77th Infantry Division
  1940-1941, Hawaiian Division
  1941-1943, 24th Infantry Division
  1948-1955, HQ, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
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  1918-1918 World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign
  1941-1941 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
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