Truman Everett Boudinot – Major General, United States Army

Brigadier General Truman Everett Boudinot
Born September 2, 1895 in Hamilton, Iowa
Died December 11, 1945

  • Second Lieutenant 1917
  • First Lieutenant 1917
  • Captain (Temporary) 1918
  • Captain 1920
  • Major 1935
  • Lieutenant Colonel 1940
  • Colonel (Aus) 1941
  • Brigadier General (AUS) 1944
  • Served with 8th Cavalry Regiment 1917-19
  • Student, Cavalry School 1919-20
  • Served with Army Air Service 1922-23
  • Served with Signal Corps 1923-27
  • Served in the Philippines 1925-27
  • Student, Infantry School 1927-28
  • Student, Command & General Staff School 1936-37
  • Served with 13th Cavalry Regiment 1937-40
  • Plans & Training Officer, AFRTC, Ft. Knox 1940-42
  • Commanding Officer, 32nd Armored Regiment 1942-44
  • Commander, Combat Command “B”, 3rd Armored Division 1944-45
  • Commanding General, 7th Armored Division 1945

General Boudinot was born in 1895 and served in World War II. The General died in 1945 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Lolita Sargent Boudinot (1895-1975) is buried with him. We are actively seeking information about him and his career.Should you have such information, please contact the Webmaster.


Like Combat Command “A”, the story of CC “B” is the history of the 3rd Armored Division. Under Brigadier General Truman E. Boudinot, the volatile California horseman, tanker, and one-time army free balloon racer, Combat Command “B” fought many of the hardest and most successful actions ever engaged in by Spearhead” forces. CC “B” totted up a record of successive victories throughout the entire western campaign.

From Normandy to the Elbe, General Boudinot led this big, versatile command to final victory. It was no accident that CC “B” took the first German town to fall to an invader since Napoleonic days. These same dusty, triumphant tankers, infantrymen and engineers, along with their comrades of CC “A” and “Reserve”, later led the American First Army into flaming Paderborn to encircle the vital Ruhr area of industrial Germany. During heavy action through the Normandy, northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and central Germany campaigns, this crack armored assault force ground ahead against all odds.

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U. S. Army Photo

BOUDINOT, LOLITA S

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 09/05/1895
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/04/1975
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/11/1975
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1878-A
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF TE BOUDINOT

BOUDINOT, TRUMAN E

  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknow\n
  • DATE OF DEATH: 12/21/1945
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 12/28/1945
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1878-A
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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