Herron, Charles, GEN

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Field Artillery
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1942-1946, 00G1, United States Department of War
Service Years
1899 - 1946
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Field Artillery


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by LTC Bob Thompson to remember Herron, Charles, GEN USA(Ret).

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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)

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Artillery Shoulder Cord Cold War Veteran

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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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United States Department of War
The War Department existed from 1789 until September 18, 1947, when it split into Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force and joined the Department of the Navy as part of the new joint National Military Establishment (NME), renamed the United States Department of Defense in 1949.
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Bethel, Walter, MG, (1889-1924) 2025 Major General
Coe, Frank, MG, (1892-1926) USA 00GC Major General
Farnsworth, Charles, MG, (1887-1925) Major General
Harbord, James, LTG, (1889-1922) Major General
Harris, Peter, MG, (1888-1922) Major General
Snow, William, MG, (1890-1927) USA 00G1 Major General
Conner, Fox, MG, (1898-1938) USA Brigadier General
Connor, William Durward, MG, (1893-1942) Brigadier General
Marshall, Francis Cutler, BG, (1890-1922) Brigadier General
Nolan, Dennis, MG, (1896-1936) Brigadier General
Stewart, Merch, MG, (1896-1927) Brigadier General
Wells, Briant, MG, (1894-1935) Brigadier General
Bricker, Edwin, BG, (1898-1943) OD 4011 Colonel
Collins, Edgar, MG, (1897-1932) AG 2162 Colonel
Embick, Stanley, LTG, (1899-1946) Colonel
Horton, Francis, MG, (1897-1943) TC 692 Colonel
Hughes, John, MG, (1897-1945) 2025 Colonel
Hunt, Irvin Leland, COL, (1895-1933) QM Colonel
Lindsey, Julian, MG, (1892-1934) LO 2625 Colonel
McCain, William, BG, (1902-1942) MI 9300 Colonel
Stone, David, MG, (1898-1940) Colonel
Trott, Clement, MG, (1899-1941) IN Colonel
Grant, Walter, MG, (1900-1946) Lieutenant Colonel
Gulick, John, MG, (1898-1938) 2025 Lieutenant Colonel
Miles, Sherman, MG, (1905-1946) Lieutenant Colonel
Shinkle, Edward, BG, (1901-1942) OD 4011 Lieutenant Colonel
Smith, Walter D., BG, (1901-1946) QM 4201 Lieutenant Colonel
Thompson, Charles, MG, (1904-1945) Lieutenant Colonel
Uhl, Frederick, MG, (1910-1946) Lieutenant Colonel
Wesson, Charles, MG, (1900-1945) OD Lieutenant Colonel
Benedict, Jay, MG, (1898-1946) Major
Groninger, Homer, MG, (1908-1946) CV Major
Herr, John, MG, (1902-1942) Major
Ramsey, Norman, BG, (1898-1945) AG 2120 Major
Richardson, Robert C, GEN, (1904-1946) 2025 Major
Robins, Augustine Warner, BG, (1903-1940) Major
Short, Walter Campbell, MG, (1902-1942) Major
Silvester, Lindsay McDonald, MG, (1911-1949) IN Major
Simpson, William Hood, GEN, (1909-1946) Major
Somervell, Brehon, GEN, (1914-1946) Major
Sultan, Daniel Isom, LTG, (1907-1947) Major
Thiele, Claude, BG, (1911-1949) AG 2200 Major
Eades, Eric Sr., LTC, (1918-1959) AR Army Captain
Gerow, Lee, BG, (1916-1949) FI 6302 Captain
Styer, Wilhelm, LTG, (1916-1947) EN 7010 Captain

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