Herron, Charles, GEN

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
General
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Primary Unit
1942-1946, 00G1, United States Department of War
Service Years
1899 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Field Artillery

General



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1877
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Crawfordsville
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Apr 23, 1977
 
Location of Interment
Oak Hill Cemetery - Evansville, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Army Staff Identification US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Artillery Shoulder Cord Cold War Veteran




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
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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WWII - American Theater
Start Year
1941
End Year
1945

Description
The American Theater was a minor area of operations during World War II. This was mainly due to both North and South America's geographical separation from the central theaters of conflict in Europe and Asia. Thus, any threat by the Axis Powers to invade the mainland United States or other areas was considered negligible, allowing for American resources to be deployed in overseas theaters.

This article includes attacks on continental territory, extending 200 miles (320 km) into the ocean, which is today under the sovereignty of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and several other smaller states, but excludes military action involving the Danish territory of Greenland, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Aleutian Islands. The most well known battles in North America during World War II were the Attack on Pearl Harbor (the first attack on US soil since the Battle of Ambos Nogales), the Aleutian Islands Campaign, the Battle of the St. Lawrence, and the attacks on Newfoundland.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1941
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Jan 19, 2013
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

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  • Barter, Charles Tracey, MAJ, (1940-1951)
  • Baum, Abraham, MAJ, (1940-1946)
  • Biasi, Thomas, T/5, (1941-1945)
  • Bouck, Lyle Joseph, 1LT, (1940-1945)
  • Bricker, Edwin, BG, (1898-1943)
  • Burleson, Richard, COL, (1906-1942)
  • Campbell, Clifford R., PFC, (1942-1945)
  • Campbell, David Eugene, PFC, (1944-1946)
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