The son of Charles Thomas Menoher, he was born on November 12, 1892 and died on February 13, 1958.
He served in World War I, World War II and in Korea.
He received the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters.
He is buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery with other members of the family.
PEARSON (NMI) MENOHER, born November 14, 1892, Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia; d. February 13, 1958, buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
BIRTH: 14 November 1892, Fort Monroe, Virginia
DEATH: 12 February 1958, Southern Pines, North Carolina
WIFE: Laura Lee RYER
29 June 1903 – July 1979
BIRTH: 29 Jun 1903, Arizona
DEATH: July 1979, Southern Pines, North Carolina
GENERAL MENOHER, 65, PATTON AIDE, DEAD
Corps Chief in World War II, a Classmate of President Succeeded Dean in Korea
SOUTHERN PINES, North Carolina, February 13, 13, 1958 – Brigadier General Pearson Menoher, USA, retired a classmate at West Point of President Eisenhower in 1915, died at his home here last night after suffering a stroke. His age was 65.
General Menoher was born at Fort Monroe, Virginia, the son of Major General C. T. Menoher, who for a time commanded the Forty-Second (Rainbow) Division in World War I. He served with the Fifteenth Corps, which became part of General George Patton’s Third Army in its drive through Europe in World War II.
In the Korean Conflict he was assistant commander of the Twenty-Fourth Division and took temporary charge when Major General William F. Dean was captured.
General Menoher was Chief of Staff of the Fifteenth Corps in May 1945 when it received the surrender of the German First Army near Munich.
It was General Menoher who as assistant commander of the Twenty-Fourth Division, told of General Dean’s heroic stand against the North Korean Communists at Taejon, Korea, in July 1950.
- BRIG GEN USA
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF BIRTH: 11/14/1892
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/13/1958
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 02/19/1958
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 1962 RH
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Reviewed by: Michael Howard