Hugh Pate Harris
General, United States Army
of the Citadel:
General Harris was born in Anderson, Alabama in 1909. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1931.
General Harris had a distinguished thirty-four year military career, which included positions as Commanding General, Berlin Command 1955; Commanding General, I Corps (Group) Korea 1961; and Commanding General of the U.S. Seventh Army 1962. At retirement in 1965, General Harris was Commanding General of the U.S. Continental Army Command.
From 1965-1970 General Harris served as President of the Citadel. He was the third consecutive officer of the grade of General to serve as President of The Citadel. He died in 1979.
Courtesy of the Columbia Military Academy
General Hugh Pate Harris was born in Anderson, Alabama and graduated from Columbia Military Academy before entering the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry in 1931.
Early in his carrer he led in the development of the Army's Experimental Airborne/Air Transportability efforts. He held key staff positions in the fledgling Airborne Command. He served as Chief of Staff of the 13th Airborne Division in 1943.
Gen. Harris held every key position associated with the ongoing development of the Army's Airborne Command. He also advised and assisted the Canadian Army's Airborne efforts. In 1951 he was Chief of Staff of the XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. He served as Regimental Commander during the war in Korea in 1953 with the 40th Infantry Division. Gen. Harris then became Deputy Chief of Staff, Eighth Army in Korea.
He took over the Berlin Command, U.S. Army, Europe. In 1956 General Harris took command of the 11th Airborne Division, Seventh U.S. Army, Europe. In April, 1960 General Harris became Commanding General, U.S. Army Infantry Center and Commandant, U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. The next year he assumed command of I Corps (Group) and then Commanding General, Seventh U.S. Army, Europe. He received his promotion to Four Stars in 1962.
General Harris has received more than 20 citations
and decorations including the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star,
three Legion of Merit Awards, The Combat Infantry, Glider and Parachute
Badges. He closed his military career as President of the Citadel, Charleston,
S.C. in 1965.
Of Safety Harbor, Florida, KATHLEEN B. HARRIS, 83, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she moved to the Clearwater area in 1985 from South Carolina. She was a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. She retired after 20 years of service.
She was the wife of General Hugh Pate Harris, who predeceased her in November 1979. She is survived by her daughter, Frances E. Harris, and sister, Elizabeth B. Stokley, both of Safety Harbor, Florida; niece, Nancy G. Smith, and her children, Scott Smith, both of Alexandria, Aalabam, and Kristen Elizabeth Schwartz of Port Charlotte, Florida; niece, Peggy Davis of Springfield, Massachusetts; a step-daughter, Beverly Harris Olson, and her children, Kathleen B. Jenkins and Steven E. Jenkins of Santa Clara, California.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 22, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, where she will be buried with her husband, General Hugh P. Harris.
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, March 2006
HARRIS, HUGH PATE
GEN US ARMY
WORLD WAR II, KOREA
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/15/1909
DATE OF DEATH: 11/03/1979
BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE E-278 LH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
HARRIS, JANE BOYD W/O HUGH PATE
HARRIS, KATHLEEN B
Photo By Michael Robert Patterson, May 2008
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004