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Archelaus Lewis Hamblen
Brigadier General, United States Army
Maine State Flag
Courtesy of Michael Stein:

Brigadier General Archelaus Lewis Hamblen
 Born July 25, 1894 in Gorham, Maine
Died October 8, 1971
 Graduated from University of Maine 1916

Second Lieutenant 1916
First Lieutenant 1916
Captain 1917
Major (NA) 1918
Major 1928
Lieutenant Colonel 1938
Colonel (AUS) 1941
Brigadier General (AUS) 1942
Colonel 1946

Served with 15th Machine Gun Battalion, AEF 1918
Student, Infantry School 1927-28
Professor (Military Sciences & Tactics), University of Arkansas 1928-32
Student, Command & General Staff School 1933-34
Student, Army War College 1936-37
Served with Army General Staff 1937-41
Assistant Chief of Staff (Supply), Allied Forces Headquarters in England 1942-43
Assistant Chief of Staff (Supply), North African Theater of Operations 1943-44
Assistant Chief of Staff (Supply), US. Component, Allied Armies in Italy 1944-45
Assistant Chief of Staff (Plans), Mediterranean Theater of Operations 1945-46
Retired July 1954

Distinguished Service Medal (two) - Legion of Merit - Bronze Star Medal


 Archelaus Lewis Hamblen was born on 25 July 1894 and died on 8 October 1971.  He is buried in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery with his wife, Ethelyn Bragdon Hamblen (22 April 1894-30 July 1958).

The General was assigned to the Office of Civil Affairs, United States Army, 13 April 1952-30 September 1952.

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HAMBLEN, ARCHELAUS LEWIS
BG U.S.A.
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/25/1894
DATE OF DEATH: 10/08/1971
BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 266 LH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

HAMBLEN, ETHELYN B W/O ARCHELOUS LEWIS
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/22/1894
DATE OF DEATH: 07/30/1958
BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 266 NH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

 AL Hamblen Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, March 2006


NOTE: The General's son, Archelaus Lewis Hamblen, Jr., Brigadier General, United States Army, died in 2005 and is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Posted: 31 August 2003  - Updated: 6 September 2003 - Updated: 6 November 2005 Updated: 7 April 2006
Distinguished Service Medal - 2 Awards

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AL Hamblen Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003