Harvey Herman Fischer – Lieutenant General, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:

Lieutenant General Harvey H. Fischer, 93, died May 2 at Carolinas Medical Center, Pineville, North Carolina. A memorial service will be held at Southminster Retirement Community in Charlotte. The burial service will be held at 10:45 a.m. in the Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer, Virginia, on Thursday, June 24. He will be interred with full military honors with his beloved wife Dort in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

General Fischer was born in Dunsmuir, California, August 16, 1910. He graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, on June 10, 1932 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry. His initial assignment took him to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he met and married Dort, Dorothy Sue Lain, of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

During his 35-year Army career, he commanded every type of infantry organization from platoon to division. As a General officer, he also commanded the Southern European Task Force in Verona, Italy, I Corps in Korea, and III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas. He retired from the Army on July 29, 1967 as the Deputy Commanding General, United States Continental Army Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia.

Following his military career, General Fischer was employed by the Community College System of North Carolina. He also served on various corporate boards and was the Chairman of the Olmstead Foundation before retiring to Lampassas, Texas. After the death of his wife in 1984, he moved to South Carolina, and in 1991 he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina.

General Fischer is survived by his three daughters, Sue Shields and her husband Frank of Lake Wylie, South Carolina; Ann Karrer and her husband Donald of Sanford, North Carolina; and Katina Young and her husband Edgar of Wilmington, Delaware. He has seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Shriners Childrens Hospital, c/o Oasis Shrine, 604 Doug Mays Place, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262.

VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 08/01/1937 – 08/01/1967
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/16/1910
DATE OF DEATH: 05/02/2004

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