Holmes, Henry, Jr., BG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
2010-Chief of Staff
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 2010, Hawaiian Department
Service Years
1916 - 1947
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Field Artillery

Brigadier General



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1892
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Dec 19, 1976
 
Location of Interment
Stonewall Jackson Cemetery - Lexington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Army Staff Identification US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Artillery Shoulder Cord Cold War Veteran




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Commissioned in Nov 1916 as 2LT of Coast Artillery.
Retired in 1947.
   
Other Comments:
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   1943-1944, 2010, Hawaiian Department

Brigadier General
From Month/Year
- / 1943
To Month/Year
- / 1944
Unit
Hawaiian Department Unit Page
Rank
Brigadier General
MOS
2010-Chief of Staff
Location
Not Specified
Country/State
Hawaii
 
 
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 Hawaiian Department Details

Hawaiian Department
US Army, Pacific (USARPAC) traces its history back to 1898, when the United States first became a Pacific power and American soldiers first arrived in Hawaii. Hawaii soon became a power-projection platform for military operations in the Asia-Pacific region. Fort Shafter was built in 1905-07 and in 1921 became the headquarters for the Hawaiian Department. When Army and Navy forces in Hawaii and the Philippines came under attack on December 7, 1941, Hawaii quickly became a strategic hub. The Hawaiian Department became the Army component command under the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas. As the campaigns progressed, the command was designated US Army Forces, Central Pacific Area (1943-44); US Army Forces, Pacific Ocean Areas (1944-45); and US Army Forces, Middle Pacific (1945-47). Its insignia, designed in 1944, depicted the axis of advance across the Central Pacific.
Type
Support Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Redesignated
Parent Unit
Army Commands 1917-1946
Strength
Department
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Apr 7, 2015
   
   
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5 Members Also There at Same Time
Hawaiian Department

Powell, Carroll, BG, (1916-1947) SC 0210 Brigadier General
White, William, BG, (1910-1946) USA 00G4 Brigadier General
Twitty, Joseph, BG, (1918-1954) MI 9301 Colonel
Rose, Albert, S/Sgt, (1942-1945) QM 815 Staff Sergeant
Keliher, John J., BG, (1915-1950) Colonel

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