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army officer.

Hugh Bryan Hester, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star (United States), Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre, Fourragère (France). Member Kappa Alpha, Scabbard and Blade.; Mason (32 degree), Elk, Presbyterian.


Hester, Hugh Bryan was born on August 5, 1895 in Hester, North Carolina, United States. Son of William Alexander and Marietta (Bullock) Hester.


Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina, 1916. Bachelor of Laws, 1917. Graduate Artillery School, Saumur, France, 1917, Field Artillery School, 1923, Cavalry School, 1932.

Chemical Warfare School, 1938, Army Industrial College, 1939, Babson (Massachusetts) Institute, 1938.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1917, and advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1944. Executive to director procurement Office of Secretary of War, 1939-1941. Chief of procurement control Office of Q.M.G., 1941-1942, deputy chief quartermaster Southwest Pacific Theater, 1942-1943, chief of subsistence depot, January-September 1943. director procurement, 1943-1944.

Commanding general Australian Base Section, United States Army Services of Supply. 1944-1945; director food and agriculture Office of Military Governor, United States Army, Germany, 1945-1947. Mil attache, Australia.

1947-1948; with General Staff Corps, 1944-1948. Commanding general Philadelphia Question Manager Depot since 1948.


Member Kappa Alpha, Scabbard and Blade. Mason (32 degree), Elk, Presbyterian.


Married Paula Hester Green, January 18, 1935.

William Alexander Hester

Marietta (Bullock) Hester

Paula Hester Green