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Gen James E Wharton
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1894
Elk
Chaves County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1944
Sourdeval
Departement de la Manche
Basse-Normandie, France

US Army Brigadier General. He graduated from New Mexico State University in 1917 and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He served during World War I, and his initial assignments included the 62nd, 57th and 3rd Infantry Regiments in the Philippines and throughout the United States. He was a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, Army War College, and Army Industrial College, and served as an instructor at the Command and General Staff College. During World War II he was Assistant Division Commander of the 80th Infantry Division, commander of the 1st Engineer Special Brigade at Utah Beach during the D-Day invasion, and Assistant Division Commander of the 9th Infantry Division. In August, 1944 he was named commander of the 28th Infantry Division. He was in command for only one day, and was killed by a German sniper while he was at the command post of the division's 112th Infantry Regiment. He was buried in France, and later reinterred at Arlington National Cemetery. In addition to the Legion of Merit, he received the Army Distinguished Service Medal and the Purple Heart.

(Bio: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Madelyn Wharton (1893 - 1952)
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 34 Lot 1198
 
Created by: Russ Jacobs
Record added: Oct 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59993095
Gen James E Wharton
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Gen James E Wharton
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Gen James E Wharton
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BRIG GEN, 28 INF, 8 INF DIV WORLD WAR II
- ShaneO
 Added: Dec. 24, 2012
Thank you for your great service in preserving our country's freedom. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Jan. 9, 2011
 
 
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