Menoher, Charles Thomas, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Primary Unit
1925-1926, IX Corps
Service Years
1886 - 1926


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Menoher, Charles Thomas, MG USA(Ret).
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Home Town
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Last Address
Washington, DC

Date of Passing
Aug 11, 1930
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section South C Site 1993

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US Army General. He graduated from West Point in 1886 and was a career officer. During the Spanish-American War he served in Cuba and the Philippines. Menoher was a member of the original General Staff of the Army beginning in 1903 and graduated from the Army War College in 1907, afterwards returning to Cuba as Provost Marshal. In June 1916 he was promoted to Colonel as commander of the 5th Field Artillery Regiment. In August 1917 Menoher was promoted to Brigadier General as commander of the American Expeditionary Force's Field Artillery School in France. In November he was assigned as Assistant Division Commander of the 42nd (Rainbow) Infantry Division, which he later commanded. Menoher participated in action in Luneville and Baccarat Sectors, and in the Champagne-Marne, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Operations. In November 1918 he was assigned to command the VI Corps. After World War I he commanded the Army Air Service, where he clashed with subordinate "Billy" Mitchell over the organization of military air resources. He was promoted to Major General in 1921 and commanded the 1st Infantry Division, 24th Infantry "Hawaiian" Division and IX Corps before retiring in 1926. His son Pearson (1892-1958) served in the Army during World War I, World War II and Korea, and retired as a Brigadier General. His son Darrow (1896-1943) died during World War II as a Lieutenant Colonel. His son William (1910-1978) was a career officer who retired as a Colonel in 1955.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army11th Armored Cavalry Regiment1st Division (Big Red One)VI Corps
Army Air CorpsHawaiian CommandIX Corps
  1903-1907, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army
  1907-1916, HHT, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1917-1917, 5th Field Artillery (155's), 1st Field Artillery Brigade
  1918-1918, VI Corps
  1918-1921, Army Air Corps
  1922-1924, Hawaiian Command
  1925-1926, IX Corps
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1899-1903 Moro Rebellion (Philippines)
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military AcademyArmy War College
  1882-1886, United States Military Academy
  1906-1907, Army War College
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