General
Henry Irving Hodes
Henry I. Hodes (GEN).png
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Information[edit | edit source]

Basic Information
Born 01 March 1899
Place of birth Washington, D.C.
Died 14 February 1962
Place of death San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Cause of death Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Resting place Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Spouse Laura Taylor
Alma mater United States Military Academy (B.S. '20)
Nickname Hammering Hank
Military Info
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 40px United States Army
Years/service USMA : 14 Jun 1918 - 02 Jul 1920
Regular Army : 02 Jul 1920 - 01 Apr 1959
Service # Officer - 12845

Career Summary[edit | edit source]

Command or Organization Insignia Branch Location Begin Date End Date
Civilian
Cadet (14 June 1918)
Cadet — United States Military Academy West Point, New York 14 June 1918 02 July 1920
8px First Lieutenant, Infantry (02 July 1920)
8px First Lieutenant, Cavalry (10 September 1920)
Student Officer — Cavalry School — Basic Course 35px Fort Riley, Kansas 15 September 1920 01 July 1921
4th Cavalry
attached to: 2nd Cavalry Division
2nd Cavalry Division.png Fort Sam Houston, Texas 01 July 1921 --
2nd Lieutenant Insignia.png Second Lieutenant, Cavalry (15 December 1922)
4th Cavalry
attached to: 2nd Cavalry Division
2nd Cavalry Division.png Fort Sam Houston, Texas -- 01 September 1923
2nd Lieutenant Insignia.png Second Lieutenant, Air Service (01 September 1923)
Flying Cadet — Primary Flying School 35px Brooks Field, Texas 01 September 1923 07 March 1924
2nd Lieutenant Insignia.png Second Lieutenant, Cavalry (15 December 1922)
4th Cavalry
attached to: 2nd Cavalry Division
2nd Cavalry Division.png 35px Fort McIntosh, Texas 07 March 1924 --
8px First Lieutenant (17 December 1925)
4th Cavalry
attached to: 2nd Cavalry Division
2nd Cavalry Division.png Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming;
Fort Meade, South Dakota
-- 31 August 1927
Student Officer — Cavalry School — Advanced Equitation Course Fort Riley, Kansas 01 September 1927 15 June 1928
6th Cavalry
attached to: 3rd Cavalry Division
3rd Cavalry Division.png Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia 15 June 1928 15 January 1933
26th Cavalry (Philippine Scouts) Fort Stotsenburg, Philippines 00 January 1933 --
21px Captain, Cavalry (01 August 1935)
26th Cavalry (Philippine Scouts) Fort Stotsenburg, Philippines -- 00 March 1936
13th Cavalry
attached to: 2nd Cavalry Division
2nd Cavalry Division.png Fort Riley, Kansas 00 March 1936 00 August 1936
Student Officer — Command and General Staff School Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 00 August 1936 00 June 1937
1st Cavalry Division 1st Cavalry Division.png Fort Bliss, Texas 00 June 1937 00 June 1939
Student Officer — Army War College Washington, D.C. 00 June 1939 00 June 1940
Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Staff, War Plans Division
War Department General Staff
35px Washington, D.C. 00 June 1940 --
22px Major, Cavalry (01 July 1940)
Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Staff, War Plans Division
War Department General Staff
35px Washington, D.C. -- --
22px Lieutenant Colonel, Cavalry (24 December 1941)
Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Staff, War Plans Division
War Department General Staff
35px Washington, D.C. -- --
27px Colonel, Cavalry (01 August 1942)
Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Staff, War Plans Division
War Department General Staff
35px Washington, D.C. -- 00 March 1942
Chief of the Troop Movement Section, Theater Group Operations Division
War Department General Staff
00 April 1942 00 November 1943
Commanding Officer — 112th Infantry Regimental Combat Team
attached to: 28th Infantry Division; European Theater of Operations
28th Infantry Division.png France;
Belgium
00 January 1944 20 September 1944
Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (Asst DCSA)
War Department General Staff
35px Washington, D.C. 00 January 1945 --
U.S. Army General Flag (Brigadier General, plain).png Brigadier General (08 January 1945)
Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (Asst DCSA)
War Department General Staff
35px Washington, D.C. -- 00 September 1947
Chief of Staff — Fourth Army Fourth Army (United States).png Fort Sam Houston, Texas 00 September 1947 00 March 1949
Assistant Division Commander — 1st Cavalry Division 1st Cavalry Division.png Japan 00 April 1949 00 June 1950
Assistant Division Commander — 7th Infantry Division 7th Infantry Division.png Korea 00 June 1950 00 January 1951
U.S. Army General Flag (Major General, plain).png Major General
Deputy Chief of Staff — Eighth Army Eighth Army (United States).png 35px Korea 00 January 1951 00 August 1951
Chief of Staff — Eighth Army 00 August 1951 00 December 1951
Commanding General24th Infantry Division 24th Infantry Division.png 20 December 1951 00 March 1952
CommandantCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 00 April 1952 00 March 1954
U.S. Army General Flag (Lieutenant General, plain).png Lieutenant General (16 August 1954)
Commanding GeneralVII Corps VII US Corps.png Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany 00 March 1954 00 February 1955
Commanding GeneralSeventh Army Seventh Army (United States).png Patch Barracks, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany 01 February 1955 01 May 1956
U.S. Army General Flag (General, plain).png General (01 Jun 1956)
Commander-in-ChiefUnited States Army Europe (CINCUSAREUR) /
Commander — Central Army Group (COMCENTAG)
US Army Europe.png Campbell Barracks, Heidelberg, Germany 01 May 1956 01 April 1959

Dates of Rank[edit | edit source]

Awards and Decorations[edit | edit source]

Personal Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal (2 Oakleaf).png Army Distinguished Service Medal two oak leaf clusters
Silver Star (1 Oakleaf).png Silver Star Medal one oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit (1 Oakleaf).png Legion of Merit one oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star.png Bronze Star Medal
Air Medal.png Air Medal
Purple Heart (1 Oakleaf).png Purple Heart one oak leaf cluster
World War I Victory Medal.png World War I Victory Medal
American Defense Service Medal.png American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal.png American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (2 stars).png European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal two service stars
World War II Victory Medal.png World War II Victory Medal
National Defense Service Medal.png National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal (8SS).png Korean Service Medal eight service stars
Foreign Military Decorations
Distinguished Service Order (UK).png Distinguished Service Order — Companion Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom of GB & NI
[[File: Order of Military Merit Flag of South Korea.png Republic of Korea
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.png Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Flag of South Korea.png Republic of Korea
United Nations Korea Medal.png United Nations Service Medal Flag of the United Nations2.png United Nations
Korean War Service Medal.png Korean War Service Medal Flag of South Korea.png Republic of Korea
Combat/Special Skill Badges
Combat Infantry Badge.png
Combat Infantryman Badge
Identification Badges
Army Staff Identification Badge
24th Infantry Division.png 24th Infantry Division
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia - Former Wartime Service patch
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII).png Overseas Service Bar
Miscellaneous Awards & Honors
  • Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy (1920)

Battles/Wars Participation[edit | edit source]

World War II (08 Dec 1941 - 02 Sept 1945)

Korean War (07 Jul 1950 - 27 Jul 1953)

Foreign and Overseas Service[edit | edit source]

Quotes / Reflections[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Family[edit | edit source]

Name Relation Lifespan Notes
Immediate Family
Alma Russ Hodes Wife
John T. Hodes Son Colonel, USA
Daughter
Daughter
Extended Family

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

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