Archelaus Lewis Hamblen – Brigadier General, United States Army

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Brigadier General Archelaus Lewis Hamblen
Born July 25, 1894 in Gorham, Maine
Died October 8, 1971
Graduated from University of Maine 1916

Second Lieutenant 1916
First Lieutenant 1916
Captain 1917
Major (NA) 1918
Major 1928
Lieutenant Colonel 1938
Colonel (AUS) 1941
Brigadier General (AUS) 1942
Colonel 1946

Served with 15th Machine Gun Battalion, AEF 1918
Student, Infantry School 1927-28
Professor (Military Sciences & Tactics), University of Arkansas 1928-32
Student, Command & General Staff School 1933-34
Student, Army War College 1936-37
Served with Army General Staff 1937-41
Assistant Chief of Staff (Supply), Allied Forces Headquarters in England 1942-43
Assistant Chief of Staff (Supply), North African Theater of Operations 1943-44
Assistant Chief of Staff (Supply), US. Component, Allied Armies in Italy 1944-45
Assistant Chief of Staff (Plans), Mediterranean Theater of Operations 1945-46
Retired July 1954

Distinguished Service Medal (two) – Legion of Merit – Bronze Star Medal


Archelaus Lewis Hamblen was born on 25 July 1894 and died on 8 October 1971.  He is buried in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery with his wife, Ethelyn Bragdon Hamblen (22 April 1894-30 July 1958).

The General was assigned to the Office of Civil Affairs, United States Army, 13 April 1952-30 September 1952.

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HAMBLEN, ARCHELAUS LEWIS
BG U.S.A.

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 07/25/1894
  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/08/1971
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 266 LH
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

HAMBLEN, ETHELYN B W/O ARCHELOUS LEWIS

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 05/22/1894
  • DATE OF DEATH: 07/30/1958
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 266 NH
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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NOTE: The General's son, Archelaus Lewis Hamblen, Jr., Brigadier General, United States Army, died in 2005 and is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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