From a contemporary press report
Services for Brigadier General James Herbert Batte, 82, will be held in Arlington National Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 pm Saturday at George Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
General Batte died Saturday, November 11, 1995.
Born in Concord, North Carolina, he was a son of the late George A. and Frances Mallory Batte. He was a graduate of Davidson College, received a master's degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and attended the U.S. Military Academy.
Genral Batte was an Army veteran of World War II and D-Day, received the Silver Star, Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart and retired as a brigadier general.
He was a former White House aide, director of administration for the South Carolina Public Service Authority and district manager for a North Carolina and South Carolina shipping firm. Surviving are his wife, Elenita Dyer Batte; a brother, George Batte of Concord; and sisters, Mrs. K.G. Phillips of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Mrs. E.L. Foil of Sallisbury, N.C.
BATTE, JAMES H
- Brigadier General, United States Army
- DATE OF BIRTH: 07/08/1913
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/11/1995
- BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 6809
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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