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Ernest Dichmann Peek, American army officer. Decorated Silver Star for gallantry at battle of Bacolod, P.I. and Distinguished Service Medal (United States), Legion of Honor and Etoile Noire (French). Episcopalain. Club: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).


Peek, Ernest Dichmann was born on November 19, 1878 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Herman W. and Sophie (Dichmann) Peek.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1901, United States Staff College, 1911, United States War College, 1920. Student Babson Institute, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1929-1930. Doctor of Laws, University of Wyoming, 1940.


Commissioned Second lieutenant engrs., United States Army, 1901, and promoted through the grades to brigadier general, 1937, major general, October 1940. Engineer officer staff General Pershing, Bacolod (P.I.) expedition, building roads and wharves, 1901-1903. River and harbor work, 1903-1917.

Arrived in France, January 1918, began construction of light rys., participating in St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. In office of assistant secretary of war, 1924-1928. Engineer N. Atlantic Division in charge river and harbor work and flood control, 1936-1937.

Commanding 4th Brig., Fort Warren, Wyoming, August 1937-April 1940. Chief of staff 9th Corps Area, April-November 1940. Commanding general 9th Corps Area, Presidio of San Francisco, California, 1940-1941.

Retired because of physical disability, October 31, 1942.


Club: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).


Married Ann F. Ryan, June 26, 1909.

Herman W. Peek

Sophie (Dichmann) Peek

Ann F. Ryan