Stahr, Elvis Jacob, Jr., LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
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Service Years
1942 - 1946
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Home Town
Hickman, Kentucky
Last Address
Greenwich, Connecticut

Date of Passing
Nov 11, 1998
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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Plot: section 7A lot 76 map Grid U-24

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Secretary of the US Army. He received three law degrees, was admitted to the bar in 1936 and was an associate in the New York law firm of Mudge, Stern, Williams & Tucker. During World War II, he served as a US Army Lieutenant Colonel in North Africa, 1943 and in China-Burma-India Theater, 1944 to 1945. After the war, he was Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army for Reserve Forces, 1951 to 1953. In January, 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed him Secretary of the Army serving until June, 1962. Under his direction, the Army combat division structure reorganized, special warfare forces expanded and the community relations role enlarged. He also was president of the Association of the United States Army, 1965 to 1974.

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 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
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University of KentuckyOxford University, EnglandYale University
  1934-1936, University of Kentucky
  1936-1939, Oxford University, England
  1940-1942, Yale University
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