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 Charles Hartwell Bonesteel III
General, United States Army
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Bonestell, Charles Hartwell III
General US. Army
Born in New York, September 26, 1909
Died in Alexandria, Virginia October 13, 1977
Second Lieutenant 1931
First Lieutenant 1935
Captain 1940
Major 1942
Lieutenant Colonel 1942
Colonel 1944
Lieutenant Colonel 1948
Colonel 1953
Brigadier General 1954
Major General
Lieutenant General 1962
General 1966

Cadet, U.S. Military Academy 1927-31
Company Commander, 4th Engineers 1934-36
Assistant to District Engineer, San Francisco 1936
Military Assistant to District Engineer, 2d Portland District 1936-38
Student, Engineer School 1938-39 Company Commander, 5th Engineers 
1939-41 Executive Officer, 5th Engineers 1941-42
Assistant Chief Engineer, US. Forces, United Kingdom 1942
Deputy Chief Engineer, 15th Army Group 1943
Served with G-3 (Plans) Section, ETO 1943
Served with G-3 (Plans) Section, 12th Army Group 1943-44
Served with Army General Staff 1944-47
Special Assistant to Under-Secretary of State 1947-48
Military Attaché to France 1948-50
Executive Director, European Co-Ordination Committee 1950-52
Student, National War College 1952-53
Special Assistant (National Security Affairs) to the Secretary of Defense 1953-56
Assistant Division Commander, 24th Infantry Division 1956-57 Assistant 
Division Commander, 1st Cavalry Division 1957-58 Secretary of the Army
General Staff 1958-60 Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff  1960-61
Commanding General, 2d Infantry Division 1961-62
Commanding General, VII Corps 1962-63
Director of Special Studies, Office of the Chief of Staff 1963-66
Army Member, United Nations Military Staff Committee 1966
Commander-in-Chief, United Nations Command Korea & Commanding General, 8th
US. Army 1966-69
Retired 1969
Distinguished Service Medal (2); Legion of Merit (2)


General Charles H. Bonesteel, III, Commander of U. S. Forces In Korea 1 September 1966 to 30 September 1969.

His father, Charles Hartwell Bonesteel, Major General, United States Army, is buried nearly in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.

CH Bonesteel III PHOTO


BONESTEEL, CHARLES H III
General, United States Army
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown - 10/01/1969
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/26/1909
DATE OF DEATH: 10/12/1977
DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/17/1977
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1519-C
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BONESTEEL, ALICE P
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/04/1908
DATE OF DEATH: 04/17/1993
DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/23/1993
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1519-C
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF CH BONESTEEL III

CH Bonesteel III Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006


Posted: 1 October 2004  Updated: 17 October 2004  Updated: 18 February 2005 Updated: 18 August 2006
US Military Academy (West Point) SEAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Distinguished Service Medal - 2 Awards
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Legion of Merit - 2 Awards