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James Herbert Batte
Brigadier General, United States Army
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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.

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JH Batte Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006

Brigadier General, United States Army
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/08/1913
DATE OF DEATH: 11/11/1995

Posted: 13 November 1999 Updated: 5 November 2000 Updated: 26 May 2006 Updated: 19 August 2006
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Silver Star Medal

Legion of Merit 3 awards

Bronze Star Medal

Purple Heart Medal