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Year of Birth 1877
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Herron, Charles, GEN USA(Ret).
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Home Town Crawfordsville
Last Address Not Specified
Date of Passing Apr 23, 1977
Location of Interment Oak Hill Cemetery - Evansville, Indiana
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Last Known ActivityGEN 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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From Month/Year - / 1942
To Month/Year December / 1946
Unit United States Department of War Unit Page
Rank Lieutenant General MOS00G1-Army General Officer (G1)
Location Not Specified Country/State District Of Columbia
Last Updated: Aug 6, 2016
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