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Robert Vernon Lee
Major General, United States Army
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Courtesy of Michael T. Stein:

Major General Robert Vernon Lee
 Born September 20, 1901 in South Carolina
Died July 24, 1987

Cadet US. Military Academy 1920-24
Graduated as No. 7225, Class of 1924

Second Lieutenant June 12, 1924
Resigned December 24, 1926
Second Lieutenant New York National Guard May 13, 1927
Major (NYNG) August 15, 1936
Lieutenant Colonel (NYNG) September 6, 1940
Colonel (AUS) November 12, 1942
Reappointed Major 1946
Colonel (AUS) July 10, 1946
Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 1948
Colonel
Brigadier General April 6th, 1955 (Permanent)
Major General (AUS) March 7, 1952

With Headquarters, Coast Artillery Brigade, New York National Guard 1929
Brigade Plans & Training Officer, New York National Guard 1929-36
Executive Officer, Coast Artillery Brigade, New York National Guard 1936-40
Commanding Officer, 212th Coast Artillery, New York National Guard 1940-41
Student, Command & General Staff School 1941
Assistant to G-1 (Personnel) Officer, Eastern Defense Command/1st US Army 1941-43
Assistant Chief of Staff G-1 (Personnel), Eastern Defense Command 1943
Assistant Chief of Staff G-1 (Personnel), V US. Corps 1943-45
Assistant Chief of Staff G-1 (Personnel), 15th US Army 1945
Deputy Chief of Staff, 15th US Army 1945
Assistant Deputy, Plans & Policy Coordinator, Personnel & Administration Division, War Department General Staff 1946-47
Deputy, Military Personnel Management Group, Personnel & Administration Division, War Department General Staff 1947
Student, National War College 1947-48
Deputy Chief of Staff G-1 (Personnel), US Army Caribbean 1948-50
Staff & Faculty Member, Army War College 1950-53
Deputy The Adjutant General of the Army 1956-58
The Adjutant General of the Army 1958-61.
Retired 1961

Legion of Merit (3) - DSM - Bronze Star Medal



General Lee's wife, Barbara Burgess Lee, is buried with him.


LEE, ROBERT VERNON
MAJ GEN   US ARMY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 09/26/1940 - 10/31/1961
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/26/1901
DATE OF DEATH: 07/24/1987
DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/27/1987
BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 531 RH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 12 November 2001  Updated: 9 March 2003 Updated: 14 August 2004 Updated: 26 February 2006
US Military Academy (West Point) SEAL

Legion of Merit
Legion of
Merit (3)
 

Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished
Service Medal

Bronze Star Medal
Bronze
Star Medal