Jay Leland Benedict
Major General, United States Army
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.
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