House, Hiram, M/Sgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 213, General Headquarters (GHQ) Far Eat Command, US Far East Command
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Master Sergeant

One Service Stripe

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Liberty Village Nursing Home
Pittsfield, IL

Date of Passing
Nov 14, 2013
Location of Interment
Pittsfield West Cemetery - Pittsfield, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Post 152
  1946, American Legion, Post 152 (President) (Pittsfield, Illinois) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Hiram Edward House, 100, of Pittsfield, IL died Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Liberty Village Nursing Home in Pittsfield. Mr. House was born November 7, 1913, in Irving, Montgomery County, Illinois. He was the son of William and Celia Hilt House. In 1946, he married Melvina Mayer of Witt, Illinois, and she preceded him in death on March 1, 2008. They had no children. Mr. House was preceded in death by three sisters; Mrs. Opal Cattinari, Mrs. Faye Bateman, and Mrs. Maxine Rowley. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Mr. House completed Witt High School and then graduated from Eastern Illinois University and Brown’s Business College. Subsequently he taught Sunnyside rural school for four years before he was employed by the Carlinville Production Credit Association, and later the Mississippi Valley Production Credit Association, which served Pike, Adams, Brown, and Calhoun counties. He eventually became President of the Association and retired in 1978 after 40 years of service in Farm Credit. Mr. House served over three years in the U.S. Army during World War II, all in the Southwest Pacific. He attained the rank of Master Sergeant. After arriving in Brisbane, Australia, he was assigned to the Army’s General Headquarters there, where he served on the personal staff of General Douglas MacArthur, Commander-in-Chief of the Southwest Pacific Theater. As the war progressed, Mr. House moved with General Headquarters to New Guinea and to Tycloban, Leyte, Philippines, where Gen. MacArthur made his famous “I have returned” entry into the Philippines. The next move was to Yokohama, Japan, where the Japanese signed the surrender terms on the battle ship Missouri. From Japan, Mr. House returned to Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis for his discharge. Mr. House earned the Bronze Star, the Distinguished Unit Badge, and the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. House was a member of the Methodist Church, the American Legion, the Farm Bureau, and the Pittsfield Rotary Club, of which he was a member for 67 years. In Rotary, he served as club president and earned distinction as a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. Besides the church and Rotary, Mr. House was a generous financial supporter of many civic projects in the community. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield with burial at Pittsfield West Cemetery. Family will meet friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Pittsfield United Methodist Church, Illini Community Hospital or Pittsfield Community Center. Condolences may be sent to the family online at
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Basic Training (Jefferson Barracks, MO), A
  1942, Basic Training (Fort Fisher, NC), C/1
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
U.S. ArmyGeneral Headquarters (GHQ) Far Eat Command, US Far East Command
  1942-1943, 213, (73D AIT) Accounting Specialist Course
  1943-1945, 213, General Headquarters (GHQ) Far Eat Command, US Far East Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)1
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Ryukyus Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
 Colleges Attended 
Eastern Illinois University
  1932-1934, Eastern Illinois University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 21, 2013, General Photos1
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