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
Not Specified
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:
Not Specified
   


WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
September / 1945

Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.

21 Named Campaigns were recognized in the Asiatic Pacific Theater with Battle Streamers and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medals.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
September / 1945
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

529th Military Police Company

272nd Military Police Company

502nd Military Police Battalion

54th Military Police Company

118th Military Police Company

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  1822 Also There at This Battle:
  • Aaron, William Roy, T/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Agron, Alfredo Ravelo, T/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Aguirre, Carlos, SFC
  • Aiken, James Nickolas, S/Sgt, (1940-1946)
  • Ajak, Paul, T/5, (1943-1946)
  • Alexander, Franklyn Eugene, PFC, (1940-1945)
  • Allen, James, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Allen, Rade, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Alviar, Castor, 1LT
  • Anderson, Benjamin, MSG, (1942-1961)
  • Anderson, Leroy Clark, Sgt, (1941-1944)
  • Anderson, Morris, SGT, (1941-1945)
  • Andrews, Robert Wilson, PFC, (1941-1943)
  • Arendovski, Aloysius, PFC, (1943-1946)
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