From a contemporary press report
Victor Woodfin Hobson Jr., 82, a retired Army Brigadier General whose final assignment before retiring from active duty in 1965 was with Army intelligence at Fort Monroe, Virginia, died December 31, 2000 at Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville, Virginia. He had diabetes.
After retiring, he did defense consulting work in the Washington area until 1991, most recently for Litton Industries.
General Hobson was a native of Centreville, Alabama, and a 1940 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. During World War II, he served in Italy and later did research and development work.
His decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, two awards of the Legion of Merit, three awards of the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and three awards of the Army Commendation Medal.
His memberships included Army Navy Country Club in Arlington.
He lived in Arlington from the mid-1960s to 1991. He then spent several years at the Chesterfield assisted living center of the Brandermill Woods Retirement Community in Midlothian, Va., before moving to his daughter's home in Staunton, Va., last month.
His marriage to Garnett Hobson ended in divorce.
His second wife, Maria Luisa Fiumi Hobson, whom he married in 1947, died in 1974. A daughter from his second marriage, Susanna Nichols, died in 1990.
Survivors include a daughter from his first marriage, Victoria Giuard of Los Angeles; a daughter from his second marriage, Marlena Hobson of Staunton; a brother; and a grandson.
HOBSON, VICTOR W. Jr. Brig Gen. USA
On December 31, 2000 in Fishersville, VA.
Husband of the late Maria L. Hobson; father of Maria Hobson of Staunton, VA and Victoria Giuard of Los Angeles, CA. Also survived by one brother and one grandson. Services will be held at the Old Post Fort Myer Chapel on January 17, 2001 at 1p.m. followed by interment in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
HOBSON, VICTOR WOODFIN JR
- BRIG GEN US ARMY
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 06/11/1940 – 02/27/1964
- DATE OF BIRTH: 08/15/1918
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/31/2000
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/17/2001
- BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 4-F
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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