Ord, James Garesche, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00G1-Army General Officer (G1)
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1945, Joint Brazilian Military Commission, South Atlantic Army Forces
Service Years
1909 - 1946


Major General

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Ord, James Garesche, MG USA(Ret).
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Home Town
Durango, Colorado
Last Address
Washington, DC

Date of Passing
Apr 15, 1960
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section 2, Site 979 LH

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US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

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Last Known Activity
United States Military Academy 1905-1909.

The Hammond Times Sunday, April 17, 1960
Bury General Ord Of Old Army Family, Tuesday
Washington. Major General James Garesche Ord, 73, member of a family that has provided regular Army officers since the War of 1812 died Friday of a heart attack.

He will be buried with military honors in the Ord family plot here at Arlington national Cemetery on Tuesday.

Ord, who was retired, was a direct descendant of James Ord, high born Englishman who came to Maryland in the early 19th century. On his mother's side, Ord descended from Colonial Governor John Winthrop of Massachusetts. Fort Ord, California is named after his grandfather, General E.O.C. Ord of Civil War fame.

Ord served in France during World War I and in World War II was briefly Assistant Commander of the First Division. Later he commanded the 28th Division in the United States. For the last three years of the war, Ord was Chairman of the joint Brazil-United States Defense Commission and was a member of the Inter-American Defense Board. He retired in 1946 and lived in the District of Columbia with his family.

Ord is survived by his widow, the former Irene Walsh of Memphis, Tennessee, two sons and a daughter. Neither son, however, is in military service in line with family tradition.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
30th Infantry 41st Infantry DivisionI Corps3rd Army
Command and General Staff College (CGSC) CourseArmy War College (Staff)1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA
Philippine DivisionARNG, Pennsylvania1st Infantry Division28th Infantry Division
ARNG,  District of Columbia National GuardSouth Atlantic Army Forces
  1909-1916, HHC
  1917-1917, American Expeditionary Force
  1917-1918, 41st Infantry Division
  1918-1918, I Corps
  1919-1919, 3rd Army
  1923-1924, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
  1928-1929, Army War College (Staff)
  1930-1934, United States Department of War
  1934-1936, HHC, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry
  1936-1938, Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA
  1938-1940, 57th Infantry Regiment, 57th Infantry Regiment (PS)
  1940-1940, HHD, Pennsylvania Army National Guard
  1940-1942, 1st Infantry Division
  1942-1942, 00GC, 28th Infantry Division
  1942-1943, Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) District of Columbia
  1943-1945, Joint Brazilian Military Commission, South Atlantic Army Forces
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1911-1911 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1919 Occupation of Germany, 1919 to 1923
  1941-1945 WWII - American Theater
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military AcademyCommand and General Staff CollegeArmy War College
  1905-1909, United States Military Academy
  1923-1924, Command and General Staff College
  1928-1929, Army War College
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