Born at Rockland, Maine, December 11, 1888, the son of Brigadier General Hebert Mayhew Lord and Annie Stuart Waldo Lord. He received a BSc degree from Tufts College, 1929; graduated from the Field Artillery School, Battery Officer's Course, 1922 and the Advanced Course, 1928; the Command and General Staff School, 1930; the Army Insdustrial College, 1931. He married Helen Elizabeth Cooper, September 6, 1913. Their children were: Kenneth Prince, Herbert Mayhew II.
He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, Cavalry, December 30, 1911 and was transfered to the Field Artillery July 1, 1920. Thereafter promoted through the grades to Brigadier General, October 3, 1941. He retired from the Army in 1946.
He served with the Mexican Punitive Expedition in Mexico; participated in the Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives in World War I and with the Army of Occupation in Germany following the war. He then served as Chief of Staff, Eastern Defense Command and the 1st Army; Commanding General, Eastern Defense Command. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 1918; the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster; and the Army Commendation Medal.
He was a Republican, a Christian Scientist and a Mason.
He died on April 28, 1957 and was buried among family members in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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