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Haydon LeMaire Boatner
Major General, United States Army
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 Biography and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007

Haydon LeMaire Boatner (1900-1977)

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 8, 1900. Commissioned in the Infantry from West Point in 1924.

Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1939. Commanding Officer of the forward echelon in Burma 1942. Brigadier General in November 1942. Chief of Staff of the Chinese Army in Burma 1942-1943. Commanding General of combat troops in northwest Burma 1943-1944. Chief of Staff of Chinese Combat Command 1944-1945.

Assignments after the war included Commanding General of 3rd Division 1954-1955 and Provost Marshall General, U.S. Army 1957-1960.

Retired as Major General in November 1960. Decorations included three Distinguished Service Medals, the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and Commendation Ribbon.

Died on May 29, 1977.
 

HL Boatner Photo From Robert Snow - May 2008
Photo Courtesy of Robert Snow, May 2008

Note:  His brother Bryant LeMaire Boatner, Lieutenant General, United States Air Force, is buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.

HL Boatner Gravesite PHOTO

BOATNER, HAYDEN L
Major General, United States Army
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/08/1900
DATE OF DEATH: 05/29/1977
BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 1521

BOATNER, DOROTHY G
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/29/1901
DATE OF DEATH: 08/09/1994
BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 1521
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted:  18 June 2007 Updated: 13 May 2008 Updated: 30 May 2008
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Distinguished Service Medal - 3 awards
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

    Silver Star Medal
 
 

    Bronze Star Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

HL Boatner Gravesite PHOTO May 2008
Photo By Michael Robert Patterson, May 2008