Herron, Charles, GEN

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Primary Unit
1942-1946, 00G1, United States Department of War
Service Years
1899 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Field Artillery


Five Overseas Service Bars

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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Apr 23, 1977
Location of Interment
Oak Hill Cemetery - Evansville, Indiana
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Army Staff Identification Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Artillery Shoulder Cord Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
GEN Herron retired in Feb 1941, but was recalled to active duty in early 1942.

Between 1938 and Feb 1941, he documented his concern about the inability to defend Hawaii against aircraft carrier attack. 

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he provided evidence to the US War Department's Board of Inquiry about LTG Short not reading Gen Herron's Briefing Book before the Change of Command in Feb 1941. 

In 1947, GEN Herron was promoted to General on the US Army Officer Retired List in recognition of his long distinguished service.  
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Philippine Department2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Infantry Officer Advanced CourseCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
1st Infantry DivisionArmy War College (Staff)United States Department of WarDepartment of the Army (DA)
1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery VI CorpsHawaiian Command
  1899-1900, Philippine Department
  1904-1905, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry
  1905-1906, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry
  1906-1907, Infantry Officer Advanced Course
  1907-1908, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
  1917-1919, 1st Infantry Division
  1919-1920, Army War College (Staff)
  1920-1923, United States Department of War
  1923-1926, Philippine Department
  1934-1935, Office of the Chief, Army Reserve (OCAR)
  1935-1937, 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery
  1937-1938, VI Corps
  1938-1941, Hawaiian Command
  1942-1946, 00G1, United States Department of War
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1899-1913 Moro Rebellion (Philippines)
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1945 WWII - American Theater
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1895-1899, United States Military Academy
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