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Harry Clay Hale, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, 1920.


Hale, Harry Clay was born on July 10, 1861 in at Knoxville, Illinois, United States. Son of Technology J. and Sarah (Pierce) Hale.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1883, Doctor of Laws, Knox College, 1924.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, June 13, 1883, and promote dthrough grades to colonel, March 26, 1915. Translations to China in command of 15th Infantry. November 30, 1915; brigadier general Resident Advisor, 1917.

Major general N.A., August 5, 1917. At Fort Sully, South Dakot, in charge Sioux Indian prisoners of war, January-June 1891. Aide-de-camp to Brig.

General Wesley Merritt, at St. Paul, Chicago, and Governor’s Island, New York, 1893-1899. Adjutant general and actg. aide to Major General Wesley Merritt during Manila campaign, 1898. Batt. commander 44th United States Vols., Philippine Insurrection, 1899-1902.

Commanded Bilibid Prison, Manila, 1902. Acting batt. commander 20th United States Infantry, Luzon Campaign, 1902. Duty General Staff 1903-1906.

Again in Philippines, 1906-1909. Adjutant general Department of the Lakes, 1909-1910, Department of Missouri 1910-1911. Appointed commander Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, September 1917.

Commander 84th Division American Expeditionary Force, in France, 1918. After armistice commander Combat Division 26. Commanding 2d Brigade Armed Forces in Germany, December 17, 1920-February 3, 1922, promoted major general, November 2, 1921.

Commanded 1st Division, United States Army, Camp Dix, New Jersey, February-December 1922. Commanded 6th Corps Area Chicago, 1922-1925. Retired, July 10, 1925.


Married Elizabeth C. Smith, December 2, 1886.

T. J. Hale

Sarah (Pierce) Hale

Elizabeth C. Smith