George Bowditch Hunter – Brigadier General, United States Army

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George Bowditch Hunter, Brigadier General U.S. Army
Born in Fort Fetterman, Wyoming September 26, 1879
Died September 11, 1965

Son of Brigadier General George King & Mary Elizabeth (Hinman) Hunter Married Reba Ballou July 19, 1912 (1 son George Bowditch) Married (2nd) Opal Phelps July 14, 1937

  • Cadet U.S. Military Academy 1900-04
  • Graduated as No. 4245, Class of 1904
  • Second Lieutenant 1904
  • First Lieutenant 1911
  • Captain 1916
  • Major (Temporary) 1917
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Temporary) 1918
  • Captain 1920
  • Major 1920
  • Lieutenant Colonel 1928
  • Colonel 1935
  • Brigadier General 1942

 

  • Served with 12th Cavalry 1904-11
  • Served in the Philippines 1904-05 & 1909-11
  • Served at Fort Oglethorpe 1905-09
  • Served with 13th Cavalry 1911
  • Instructor, U.S. Military Academy 1911-12
  • Served with 13th Cavalry on Mexican border 1912-15
  • Student, Mounted Service School 1915-16
  • Served with Punitive Expedition into Mexico 1916 & 1917
  • On leave of absence 1916-17
  • Served with 13th Cavalry Regiment 1917
  • Served with Aviation Section, Signal Corps 1917
  • Commandant, School of Military Aeronautics, University of California 1917-18
  • Served in Office of Director of Military Aeronautics 1918-19
  • Served in Office of Director of Air Service 1919 Cavalry Representative in Technical Staff, Ordnance Department 1919-20
  • Served with Office of Chief of Cavalry 1920-22 Student, Cavalry School 1922 Student, Command & General Staff School 1922-23 Assistant Chief of Staff, 1st Cavalry Division 1923 Instructor, Field Artillery School 1923-24 Assistant Chief of Staff, 1st Cavalry Division 1924-25 Student, Army War College 1925-26 Instructor, Army War College 1926-30 Commanding Officer, Special Troops, 1st Cavalry Division 1930-32 Assistant Chief of Staff G-4 (Materiel), 9th Corps Area 1932-36 Assistant Chief of Staff G-4 (Materiel), 4th Army 1935-36 Director of G4 (Materiel) Division, Army War College 1936-40 Executive for OR of the states of La., Miss. & Ala., 4th Corps Area 1940-41 Commanding General, New Orleans Port of Embarkation 1941-43 Ret. December 23, 1943.

George Bowditch Hunter was born in 1879 and died in 1965.  We was buried with full military honors in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Opal Phelps Hunter (1904-1977) is buried with him.


HUNTER, GEORGE

  • BG USA
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 09/26/1879
  • DATE OF DEATH: 09/11/1965
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/12/1965
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 4017-B
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

General Hunter was the son of George King Hunter, Brigadier General, United States Army.  They are buried adjacent to one another in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.  Research continues.

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