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John Harrison Stokes, American army officer. Decorated Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, B.S.M.; Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with palms (France); Russian Order of the Fatherland; War Cross (Czechoslovakia). member Secretary of Army’s Review Board Council, 1953-1954; Member Delta Tau Delta.


Stokes, John Harrison was born on October 27, 1895 in Freehold, New Jersey, United States. Son of John Harrison and Elizabeth (Ayres) Stokes.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1918.


1 son, John Harrison, III. Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1918, advanced through grades to major general, 1953. Served as chief of staff and assistant division commander 2d Infantry Division, 1941-1945, chief of staff XV Corps, 1945-1946. Deputy commander Allied Control Commission, Hungary, 1946-1947.

Military attache. Hungary, 1947-1949. Chief of staff 6th Army, 1950-1951. Assistant chief of staff plans and operations Allied Forces Southern Europe, Naples, Italy, 1951-1953.

Member Secretary of Army’s Review Board Council, 1953-1954. Commanding general Military District of Washington, 1954-1956.


Member Secretary of Army’s Review Board Council, 1953-1954. Member Delta Tau Delta.


Married Marion Elizabeth Mitchell, July 25, 1934.

John Harrison Stokes

Elizabeth (Ayres) Stokes

Marion Elizabeth Mitchell