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Major General Charles C. Case was born in Raquette Lake, New York, on March 20, 1914, and died on January 25, 1996. He graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor of arts degree in public speaking, and was commissioned in the US Army in 1936. He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College; and completed postgraduate studies at American University (master of arts degree in economics), Harvard Business School (Advanced Management Course), and George Washington University (international relations).
During more than three decades of active duty service, General Case held logistics positions for some 25 years and was a recognized expert on all phases of supply operations. His last assignment before retirement was Commander, Defense Fuel Supply Center, Alexandria, Virginia. Earlier assignments included Division Quartermaster (later Chief of Staff), 3d Infantry Division; Staff Directory, Single Manager Division, Office of the Secretary of Defense; first Commander of the Defense Logistics Services Center, Battle Creek, Michigan; Quartermaster of the US Army, Europe; Chief, US Army Supply and Maintenance Agency, Europe; Deputy Commanding General, Communications Zone, Europe; and Commanding General, US Army Mobility Equipment Command, St. Louis, Missouri. As a company grade officer, he served in both World War II and the Korean conflict.
His many decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Merit with four Oak Leaf Clusters; Bronze Star Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Medal of Orleans, France; and the Mobility Equipment Research and Development Leadership Award.
CASE, MARY FRANCES
On October 27, 2003, MARY FRANCES CASE of Annandale, Virginia. Wife of the late Major General Charles C. Case, U.S. Army; mother of Judith Falkenrath and Charles Case, III; grandmother of Michelle Winner, Katherine Wright, Michael Falkenrath and Charles Case, IV; great-grandmother of Paul James Winner, Isabelle and Ian Dhar. Services will be held on Friday, November 7, 11 a.m. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 4801 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale, Virginia 22003. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the St. Barnabas Church Building Fund. Inquires may be directed to Advent Funeral Services.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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