Louis H. Buehl III – Lieutenant General, United States Marine Corps

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Louis H. Buehl III died at Bethesda Naval Medical Center on October 5, 1988 after having suffered a stroke. He was 56 and held the number-three job in the Marine Corps since October 1987. He was outranked only by the Commandant and the Assistant Commandant.

He was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War and had served as Commanding General of the Marine Base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as Deputy Chief of Staff for Reserve Affairs and as Senior Military Assistant to William H. Taft IV, Deputy Secretary of Defense. He was a native of Pittsburgh, was a graduate of Miami University. He won the first of his three stars in April 1982 when he assumed command of the 1st Marine Brigade at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

He is buried in Section 7-A of Arlington National Cemetery, near the Memorial Amphitheater and the Tomb of the Unknowns.


BUEHL, LOUIS H III

  • United States Marine Corps
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 09/18/1932
  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/05/1988
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 7A  SITE 107
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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