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William H. Abendroth
Birth: Dec. 24, 1895
Fort Meade
Meade County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1970
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

US Army General. Nicknamed Harry and the son of career soldier William H. Abendroth, Sr., he joined Idaho's National Guard in 1913 and served in Texas during the Villa Expedition. Abendroth served in France during World War I, and was a First Sergeant at his 1919 discharge. In 1927 he rejoined the National Guard as a Second Lieutenant. Quickly advancing through the ranks, as a Colonel he commanded the 116th Cavalry Regiment immediately before World War II. He also worked in state government, including serving as Idaho's Budget Director. Assigned to the IX Corps Headquarters during World War II, he served successively as Officer Candidate School Commandant, Provost Marshal, and corps headquarters Commandant. He graduated from the Command and General Staff College in 1946 and served briefly as Idaho's Adjutant General with the rank of Brigadier General. From 1947 to 1949 he served on the staff of the Army Chief of Staff. From 1949 until retiring in 1967 he was a Major General and commander of the District of Columbia National Guard, and from 1951 to 1955 he served concurrently as Chief of the National Guard Bureau's Army Division. His awards included the Distinguished Service Medal and Legion of Merit. 
 
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  Veda Mae Kirkman Abendroth (1910 - 1998)
 
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 5, Lot 21
 
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Record added: Nov 14, 2002
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