Kenneth Joe Hodson – Major General, United States Army

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Major General Kenneth Joe Hodson
Born in Kansas April 27, 1913
Second Lieutenant (Artillery) 1934
Brigadier General September 1st, 1962
Major General July 1st, 1967

Artillery Officer 1941-42.
Graduate, Judge Advocate General School 1944.
Served with Judge Advocate Department in Trinidad, Europe & Japan 1942-62.
Faculty, Judge Advocate General School 1951-53.
US. Chairman, U.S.-Japan Criminal Juris Com. 1955-57.
Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Army (Military Justice) 1962-67.
The Judge Advocate General of the Army 1967-71.
Chief Judge, US. Court of Military Review 1971-74.
Retired 1974
Distinguished Service Medal – Legion of Merit

Married Helen J. Butterfield 1935 (deceased 1965)
Married 2nd Marjorie Bell 1968.  She died in 2001.
They are all buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery


HODSON, MARJORIE BELL

On Tuesday, July 17, 2001 of Washington, D.C. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth J. Hodson, Major General United States Army (Ret.); mother of Terrie, Kenneth J. Jr., David Michael Hodson, and Altie Metcalf. Also survived by granddaughter, Jacqueline Nicole Hodson. Services will be held at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC on Tuesday, 12 noon. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.


The Hodson Award recognizes sustained outstanding service or a specific extraordinary accomplishment by a government or public sector law office. The award is named in honor of the distinguished public servicecareer of the late Major General Kenneth J. Hodson, a former Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army.

Research regarding his career continues.

HODSON, KENNETH JOE SR
BRIG GEN   US ARMY

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 04/27/1913
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/11/1995
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1374-B
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

HODSON, HELEN B. WIFE OF KENNETH J.

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 01/06/1915
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/15/1965
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 34  SITE 1374-B
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

HODSON, MARJORIE B

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 08/14/1922
  • DATE OF DEATH: 07/17/2001
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1374-B
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF HODSON, KENNETH JOSEPH SR, BRIG GEN US ARMY

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