Oliver Boone Bucher
Brigadier General, United States Army
And Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007
Oliver Boone Bucher (1890-1962)
Born in Bridgewater, Virginia on December 5, 1890.
Graduated from VMI in 1917. Commissioned in the Coast Artillery Corps in 1917. Duty in the Canal Zone 1920-1923. Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute 1927-1931. Graduated from the Command and General Staff School in 1938. Plans and Training Officer in the 2nd Military Area, New York in 1939. Executive Officer of the Antiaircraft Section at First Army in 1940. Chief of the Equipment Division at Headquarters of the Antiaircraft Command in 1941.
Regimental Commander of 608th Coast Artillery in 1942. Commanding Officer of the 117th Coast Artillery Group, then 29th Antiaircraft Group in 1943. Brigadier General in June 1943. Commanding General of Antiaircraft Artillery Training Center at Camp Callen December 1943-May 1944. Commanding General of Caribbean Defense Command 1944-1946.
Reverted to Colonel in April 1946. Assignments after the war included Commandant of VMI 1947-1950. Retired in December 1950. Decorations included the Legion of Merit and Commendation Ribbon.
Died on March 17, 1962.
NOTE: His son, Oliver Boone Bucher, Jr., Colonel, United States Air Force, is buried nearby in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
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