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Kenneth Joe Hodson
Major General, United States Army
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Major General Kenneth Joe Hodson
Born in Kansas April 27, 1913
Second Lieutenant (Artillery) 1934
Brigadier General September 1st, 1962
Major General July 1st, 1967

Artillery Officer 1941-42.
Graduate, Judge Advocate General School 1944.
Served with Judge Advocate Department in Trinidad, Europe & Japan 1942-62.
Faculty, Judge Advocate General School 1951-53.
US. Chairman, U.S.-Japan Criminal Juris Com. 1955-57.
Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Army (Military Justice) 1962-67.
The Judge Advocate General of the Army 1967-71.
Chief Judge, US. Court of Military Review 1971-74.
Retired 1974
Distinguished Service Medal - Legion of Merit

Married Helen J. Butterfield 1935 (deceased 1965)
Married 2nd Marjorie Bell 1968.  She died in 2001.
They are all buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery


HODSON, MARJORIE BELL

On Tuesday, July 17, 2001 of Washington, D.C. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth J. Hodson, Major General United States Army (Ret.); mother of Terrie, Kenneth J. Jr., David Michael Hodson, and Altie Metcalf. Also survived by granddaughter, Jacqueline Nicole Hodson. Services will be held at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC on Tuesday, 12 noon. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.


 The Hodson Award recognizes sustained outstanding service or a specific extraordinary accomplishment by a government or public sector law office. The award is named in honor of the distinguished public servicecareer of the late Major General Kenneth J. Hodson, a former Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army.

Research regarding his career continues.

Webmaster: Michael Robert Patterson


HODSON, KENNETH JOE SR
BRIG GEN   US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/27/1913
DATE OF DEATH: 11/11/1995
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1374-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

HODSON, HELEN B. WIFE OF KENNETH J.
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/06/1915
DATE OF DEATH: 11/15/1965
BURIED AT: SECTION 34  SITE 1374-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

HODSON, MARJORIE B
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/14/1922
DATE OF DEATH: 07/17/2001
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1374-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
   WIFE OF HODSON, KENNETH JOSEPH SR, BRIG GEN US ARMY


  Posted: 24 October 2001  Updated: 28 October 2001 Updated: 7 March 2003  Updated: 17 August 2003 Updated: 1 January 2006
Updted: 17 October 2007
Distinguished Service Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Legion of Merit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

KJ Hodson Gravesite PHOTO October 2007

KJ Hodson Gravesite PHOTO October 2007
Photos By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007

K. J. Hodson Gravesite PHOTO June 2003

K. J. Hodson Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003