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Jay Leland Benedict
Major General, United States Army
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Biography And Gravesite Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007

Jay Leland Benedict (1882-1953).

Born in Hastings, Nebraska on April 14, 1882. Enlisted service in Nebraska National Guard 1898-1899.

Commissioned in the Field Artillery from West Point in 1904. Instructor at West Point 1908-1912 and 1916-1917. With the War Department General Staff 1920-1924. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1925 and the Army War College in 1926. Returned to the War Department General Staff 1926-1930. Brigadier General in January 1938. Superintendent of West Point 1938-1940. Major General in September 1940. Commanding General of IV Corps 1940-1941. Again with the War Department General Staff 1942-1946.

Retired in April 1946. Decorations Included the Distinguished Service Medal and Legion of Merit.

Died September 16, 1953.

JL Benedict Gravesite PHOTO
 
BENEDICT, JAY LELAND
Major General, United States Army
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/14/1882
DATE OF DEATH: 09/16/1953
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 4961-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BENEDICT, LORETTA M
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/02/1888
DATE OF DEATH: 01/17/1982
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 4961-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 17 June 2007
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Distinguished Service Medal
 
 
 
 

     Legion of Merit