Mearns, Filmore, LTG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Last Service Branch
US
Last Primary MOS
00G3-Army General Officer (G3)
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1969-1972, 00G4, Special Troops Battalion, VII Corps/HHC
Service Years
1935 - 1973
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

US

Lieutenant General



Ten Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Utah
Utah
Year of Birth
1915
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by MSG Donald H Patrick, Jr. to remember Mearns, Filmore (DSS, MUC), LTG USA(Ret).

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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Nov 18, 1997
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Army Staff Identification US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Honorably Discharged WW II

Dept of State US Army Retired 25th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Combat Advisor Jungle Expert Badge Cold War Medal

Cold War Veteran Vietnamese Fourragere




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

"Lam Nut Bau troi, Rung chuyen Trai Dat" (Crack the Sky, Shake the Earth)
~ Signal to communist forces telling them to commence the greatest battle in the history of Vietnam. The Tet '68 offensive was countrywide and well coordinated, with more than 80,000 communist troops striking more than 100 towns and cities. The Saigon region was among those areas hit.

MG Mearns was heavily involved in defending that region.  He was in constant overflight contact with the 3rd Squadron 4th Cavalry Regiment forces counter attacking and defending Saigon from hostile NVA forces.  The 25th Infantry Division was a major factor in relieving Saigon from enemy forces.
   
Other Comments:
 Most of the profile information was taken from a bio published in the Tropic Lightning News dated 2 Oct 1967.

http://www.25thida.org/TLN/tln2-39.htm

Filmore Kennady Mearns is the son of BG Robert Walker Mearns and Ethel Brown Mearns. BG Mearns is also went to West Point & was interim commander of the 17th Division in WWI. Filmore Mearns was born 20 Sep 1915. The 1920 US census shows he was born in Utah. Brother's are Dr. Robert B Mearns and James B. Mearns. Filmore Mearns was married to Elizabeth Mary Boles. Daughter is Nancy Elizabeth Mearns.  This information was provided by Major John Moore




   
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Master Parachutist

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1934, US Military Academy (West Point, NY), B/1
 Unit Assignments
III Corps (3rd Corps)VI CorpsArmy National GuardUS Forces Austria (USFA)
Artillery and Missile School (Staff)Armed Forces Staff College (Staff)US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)/Defense Attache Office (USDAO)
Army War College (Staff)6th Army (Sixth Army)82nd Airborne Division3rd Armored Division
V Corps ArtilleryUS Army Military Personnel Center, Alexandria, Virginia25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)2nd Field Force Vietnam (II Field Force)
Special Troops Battalion, VII Corps
  1941-1942, 2162, Assistant Chief of Staff Office, III Corps/G-3
  1942-1943, 2162, VI Corps
  1943-1945, 1542, 3rd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment
  1949-1950, 9303, US Forces Austria (USFA)
  1950-1950, 1193, Artillery and Missile School (Staff)
  1951-1952, 1193, Armed Forces Staff College (Staff)
  1952-1954, 1193, US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
  1954-1957, 1193, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)/Defense Attache Office (USDAO)
  1957-1958, 1193, Army War College (Staff)
  1958-1960, 1193, 6th Army (Sixth Army)
  1960-1963, 1193, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC
  1963-1964, 1193, 3rd Armored Division
  1964-1966, V Corps Artillery
  1966-1967, 00G3, US Army Military Personnel Center, Alexandria, Virginia
  1967-1968, 00G3, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1969, 00G3, 2nd Field Force Vietnam (II Field Force)
  1969-1972, 00G4, Special Troops Battalion, VII Corps/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military AcademyColumbia University
  1934-1938, United States Military Academy
  1945-1949, Columbia University
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