Herr, John, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Primary Unit
1938-1942, 00GC, United States Department of War
Service Years
1902 - 1942


Major General

Six Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
White House
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Mar 12, 1955
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 3 Site 4441LH

 Official Badges 

War Department Military Intelligence Army Staff Identification US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
MG Herr was the last US Chief of Cavalry - serving from Mar 1938 through Feb 1942.

He was a fierce advocate of traditional horse cavalry troops even on the brink of World War 2.

Other Comments:
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 Unit Assignments
7th Cavalry RegimentUnited States Military Academy West Point (Staff)11th Cavalry Regiment4th Cavalry Regiment
30th Infantry DivisionUnited States Department of WarU.S. ArmyCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
Army War College (Staff)2nd Cavalry Regiment3rd Cavalry Regiment
  1902-1911, RHHT, 7th Cavalry Regiment
  1911-1913, United States Military Academy West Point (Staff)
  1913-1916, 11th Cavalry Regiment
  1916-1917, 4th Cavalry Regiment
  1917-1919, 2010, 30th Infantry Division
  1919-1924, United States Department of War
  1924-1925, US Army Cavalry School
  1925-1926, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
  1926-1927, Army War College (Staff)
  1927-1928, HHT, 2nd Cavalry Regiment
  1928-1932, Army War College (Staff)
  1932-1933, 3rd Cavalry Regiment/1st Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment
  1935-1938, RHHT, 7th Cavalry Regiment
  1938-1942, 00GC, United States Department of War
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1899-1913 Moro Rebellion (Philippines)
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1923 Occupation of Germany, 1919 to 1923
  1941-1945 WWII - American Theater
 Colleges Attended 
Lafayette CollegeUnited States Military Academy
  1896-1898, Lafayette College
  1898-1902, United States Military Academy
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