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army officer.

Henry Irving Hodes, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster. Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star medal with oak leaf cluster, Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, Combat Infantry Badge (United States); D.S.O. (Great Britain), Order of Military Merit Taiguk (Korea).


Hodes, Henry Irving was born on March 19, 1899 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Harry Ketcham and Mary Sophia (Shaw) Hodes.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1920. Graduate Cavalry School basic course, 1921, advanced equitation course, 1928, Command and General staff schedul, 1937, Army War College, 1940.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1920, advanced through grades to general, 1956. Served as Army commander, overseas. Commanding general 7th Army, 1955-1956.

Commander-in-chief United States Army, Europe, 1956-1959.


Married Laura Celeste Taylor, July 9, 1925. Children: John Taylor, Jean Marie, Laura Celeste.

Harry Ketcham Hodes

Mary Sophia (Shaw) Hodes

Laura Celeste Taylor

John Taylor Hodes

Jean Marie Hodes

Laura Celeste Hodes