Jay Leland Benedict – Major General, United States Army

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Jay Leland Benedict (1882-1953).

Born in Hastings, Nebraska on April 14, 1882. Enlisted service in Nebraska National Guard 1898-1899.

Commissioned in the Field Artillery from West Point in 1904. Instructor at West Point 1908-1912 and 1916-1917. With the War Department General Staff 1920-1924. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1925 and the Army War College in 1926. Returned to the War Department General Staff 1926-1930. Brigadier General in January 1938. Superintendent of West Point 1938-1940. Major General in September 1940. Commanding General of IV Corps 1940-1941. Again with the War Department General Staff 1942-1946.

Retired in April 1946. Decorations Included the Distinguished Service Medal and Legion of Merit.

Died September 16, 1953.

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BENEDICT, JAY LELAND

  • Major General, United States Army
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 04/14/1882
  • DATE OF DEATH: 09/16/1953
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 4961-A
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BENEDICT, LORETTA M

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 09/02/1888
  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/17/1982
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 4961-A
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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