Charles Hartwell Bonesteel III – General, United States Army

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Courtesy of Michael Stein:

  • Bonestell, Charles Hartwell III
  • General US. Army
  • Born in New York, September 26, 1909
  • Died in Alexandria, Virginia October 13, 1977
  • Second Lieutenant 1931
  • First Lieutenant 1935
  • Captain 1940
  • Major 1942
  • Lieutenant Colonel 1942
  • Colonel 1944
  • Lieutenant Colonel 1948
  • Colonel 1953
  • Brigadier General 1954
  • Major General
  • Lieutenant General 1962
  • General 1966
  • Cadet, U.S. Military Academy 1927-31
  • Company Commander, 4th Engineers 1934-36
  • Assistant to District Engineer, San Francisco 1936
  • Military Assistant to District Engineer, 2d Portland District 1936-38
  • Student, Engineer School 1938-39 Company Commander, 5th Engineers
  • 1939-41 Executive Officer, 5th Engineers 1941-42
  • Assistant Chief Engineer, US. Forces, United Kingdom 1942
  • Deputy Chief Engineer, 15th Army Group 1943
  • Served with G-3 (Plans) Section, ETO 1943
  • Served with G-3 (Plans) Section, 12th Army Group 1943-44
  • Served with Army General Staff 1944-47
  • Special Assistant to Under-Secretary of State 1947-48
  • Military Attaché to France 1948-50
  • Executive Director, European Co-Ordination Committee 1950-52
  • Student, National War College 1952-53
  • Special Assistant (National Security Affairs) to the Secretary of Defense 1953-56
  • Assistant Division Commander, 24th Infantry Division 1956-57 Assistant
  • Division Commander, 1st Cavalry Division 1957-58 Secretary of the Army
  • General Staff 1958-60 Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff  1960-61
  • Commanding General, 2d Infantry Division 1961-62
  • Commanding General, VII Corps 1962-63
  • Director of Special Studies, Office of the Chief of Staff 1963-66
  • Army Member, United Nations Military Staff Committee 1966
  • Commander-in-Chief, United Nations Command Korea & Commanding General, 8th
  • US. Army 1966-69
  • Retired 1969
  • Distinguished Service Medal (2); Legion of Merit (2)

General Charles H. Bonesteel, III, Commander of U. S. Forces In Korea 1 September 1966 to 30 September 1969.

His father, Charles Hartwell Bonesteel, Major General, United States Army, is buried nearly in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.

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BONESTEEL, CHARLES H III

  • General, United States Army
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown – 10/01/1969
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 09/26/1909
  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/12/1977
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/17/1977
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1519-C
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BONESTEEL, ALICE P

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 12/04/1908
  • DATE OF DEATH: 04/17/1993
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/23/1993
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1519-C
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF CH BONESTEEL III

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