Holbrook, Willard Ames, Jr., BG

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Primary MOS
00G1-Army General Officer (G1)
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 12th Armored Division
Service Years
1918 - 1946
Brigadier General

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Home Town
Fort Grant, Arizona
Last Address
New York City, New York

Date of Passing
Jul 01, 1986
Location of Interment
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US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

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Brig. Gen. Willard Ames Holbrook of the Army, retired, who took the Nazi surrender of Linz, Austria, died Tuesday at his home here. He was 88 years old.

He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1918 and was a veteran of World War I. In World War II, he fought with armored units at the Battles of Ardennes and the Bulge and won a Silver Star and a Bronze Star. He negotiated for Linz's surrender and personally raised the American flag over the Nazi stronghold. After the war, he joined Federal Services Finance Corporation in Washington, becoming its president and chief executive.

He is survived by three children, Joanne Holbrook Patton, wife of Maj. Gen. George S. Patton 3d of South Hamilton, Mass,; Col. Willard A. Holbrook 3d of San Francisco and Marion Holbrook Roberson of Washington, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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 Unit Assignments
10th Cavalry Regiment11th Armored Division12th Armored Division
  1918-1939, 10th Cavalry Regiment
  1939-1945, 11th Armored Division
  1945-1945, 12th Armored Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1923 Occupation of Germany, 1919 to 1923
  1941-1945 World War II
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United States Military Academy
  1914-1918, United States Military Academy
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