Hodes, Henry, GEN

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1956-1959, 00GC, US Army Europe (USAREUR)
Service Years
1920 - 1959
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate



Six Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Washington, D.C.
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Feb 14, 1962
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

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

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
Other Comments:
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US Occupation of Japan
From Month/Year
September / 1945
To Month/Year
August / 1952

The Allied occupation of Japan at the end of World War II was led by General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, with support from the British Commonwealth. Unlike in the occupation of Germany, the Soviet Union was allowed little to no influence over Japan. This foreign presence marked the only time in Japan's history that it had been occupied by a foreign power. It transformed the country into a parliamentary democracy that recalled "New Deal" priorities of the 1930s politics by Roosevelt. The occupation, codenamed Operation Blacklist, was ended by the San Francisco Peace Treaty, signed on September 8, 1951, and effective from April 28, 1952, after which Japan's sovereignty – with the exception, until 1972, of the Ryukyu Islands – was fully restored.

According to John Dower, in his book Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor/Hiroshima/9-11/Iraq, the factors behind the success of the occupation were:

    Discipline, moral legitimacy, well-defined and well-articulated objectives, a clear chain of command, tolerance and flexibility in policy formulation and implementation, confidence in the ability of the state to act constructively, the ability to operate abroad free of partisan politics back home, and the existence of a stable, resilient, sophisticated civil society on the receiving end of occupation policies – these political and civic virtues helped make it possible to move decisively during the brief window of a few years when defeated Japan itself was in flux and most receptive to radical change.
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1948
To Month/Year
August / 1952
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories
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  79 Also There at This Battle:
  • Bennett, Fred, PFC, (1947-1950)
  • Fukano, Akizuke, PFC, (1950-1952)
  • Harris, Richard E., LTC, (1948-1969)
  • Harris, Stanley, Cpl, (1952-1954)
  • Mooney, Earl L, SFC, (1935-1962)
  • Niblo, Urban, BG, (1918-1955)
  • O'Reilly, Hugh, MSG, (1932-1962)
  • Ogden, David, LTG, (1918-1957)
  • Sheetz, Josef, BG, (1914-1950)
  • Sherman, Harry, BG, (1918-1953)
  • Slack, Julius, BG, (1918-1951)
  • Smith, Albert, MG, (1917-1955)
  • Sullivan, Joseph, MG, (1917-1953)
  • Tansey, Patrick, MG, (1918-1953)
  • Tully, Joseph, BG, (1916-1951)
  • Woods, Bob, Cpl, (1950-1953)
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