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army officer

Leroy Hugh Watson, American army officer. Awarded Silver Star, Bronze Star with 2 clusters, Legion of Merit; foreign decorations. Member Beverly Hills Council, 8 years.


Watson, Leroy Hugh was born on November 3, 1893 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Son of George W. and Sarah Ann (Callahan) Watson.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1915. Graduate Infantry School, 1921, Command and General staff schedul, 1930, Army War College, 1934, Tank School, 1940.


1 daughter, Antoinette Besin (Mistress John Sanderson). Married 4th, Beulah Beatrice Von Hoist Pellikan, August 9, 1950. Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1915, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, February 16, 1942, major general, September 1942.

Served in 11th and 22d. Infantry, Douglas, Arizona, and Fort Oglethorpe, 1915-1917. With 6th Division, American Expeditionary Force, France and Germany, 1918-1920 (batn. commander 1 year).

Instructor Infantry School, 1921-1925. Batn. commander, 42d and 32d Infantry, Panama, Canal Zone, 1925-1928. Instructor Command and General staff schedul, 1930-1933.

Batn. commander, 33d Infantry, Fort McPherson, Georgia, 1934-1936. War Department General Staff, 1936-1940. G-1, 2d Army Division, later commander 66th Armored Regiment, 2d Armored Division, Fort Bennington, 1940-1941.

Commander 40th Army Regiment, 3d Armored Division, Camp Beauregard and Camp Polk, 1941-1942. Commander Combat Command Northern 1, 3d Armored Division, 1942. Commanding general Fort MacArthur, California and of the Southern Military District, 1948-1950.

Commanding general Fort Lewis, 1950-1951. Chief civil affairs section General Headquarters, F.E.C., 1951-1953. Commanding general Safety Advisory Group, Japan, from 1953.

Active British United Service Club, Fort MacArthur, United Crusade, Opera Guild Southern California, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, others.


Member Beverly Hills Council, 8 years.


Married Alice Virginia Furey, June 16, 1915 (deceased).; married second, Elizabeth Livingston, April.; married 3d, Libouse Besin, December 25, 1946 (deceased).

; married 4th, Beulah Beatrice Von Hoist Pellikan, August 9, 1950. Children: Sarah Virginia, Leroy Hugh, Margareta Maria, Robert Bartley.

George W. Watson

Sarah Ann (Callahan) Watson

Alice Virginia Furey

Elizabeth Livingston

Libouse Besin

Beulah Beatrice Von Hoist Pellikan

Sarah Virginia Watson

Leroy Hugh Watson

Margareta Maria Watson

Robert Bartley Watson