Jesmond Dene Balmer – Brigadier General, United States Army

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Biography and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007

Balmer, Jesmond Dene (1895-1979)

Born in Pullman, Washington on March 30, 1895. Attended the University of Washington.

Enlisted service with 346th Field Artillery September 1917-June 1918. Commissioned in the Field Artillery in 1918. Duty with 4th Field Artillery Brigade in World War I, including battles of St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne.

Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Purdue 1935-1936 and the University of Florida 1937-1938. Staff Officer in Operations Division of the War Department General Staff March 1942- June 1942. Commandant of the Artillery School June 1942-January 1944. Artillery Commander of XXI Corps January 1944-August 1945.

Retired in January 1953.

Served with the CIA 1953-1965.

Decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and Commendation Ribbon.

Died on November 24, 1979.

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BALMER, JESMOND D
Brigadier General, United States Army

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 03/30/1895
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/24/1979
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 11  SITE 558-2
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BALMER, VIRGINIA S

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 08/18/1899
  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/19/1978
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 11  SITE 558-2
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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