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Gen Ralph Edward Haines, Jr
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1913
Fort Mott
Salem County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 2011
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Retired 4 Star General Ralph Edward Haines, Jr. died at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. He was the Army's oldest living four-star general and its senior retired officer upon his death. Haines attended the Texas Military Institute and graduated in 1930 as class valedictorian. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1935. Haines was Vice Chief of Staff of the Army from 1967 to 1968. He also served as commanding general of the 1st Armored Division and the III Corps at Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas. Haines Army career included 37 years total service before his retirement on January 31, 1973.

Haines was a strong advocate in 2002 for moving the U.S. Army South's headquarters from Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He's also credited with starting a training program for NCO's (non-commissioned officers) in the 1960's. The Ralph E. Haines, Jr. Award, presented to the United States Army Reserve Drill Sergeant of the Year, is named in his honor. Haines had served as a member of the Advisory Committee of the U.S. Cavalry Association. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ralph Edward Haines (1883 - 1976)
  Ethel L Haines (1883 - 1961)
 
 Spouse:
  Sally Swift Haines (1916 - 2003)
 
 Children:
  Palmer Swift Haines (1941 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section AI Site 543
 
Created by: JohnRobert Mauney
Record added: Nov 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80926518
Gen Ralph Edward Haines, Jr
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Gen Ralph Edward Haines, Jr
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Gen Ralph Edward Haines, Jr
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Thank you General Haines for your service to our great nation. Rest easy Sir.
- Bob
 Added: Nov. 26, 2011

- LKat
 Added: Nov. 25, 2011
Thanks General Ralph Haines for your dedicated service to this nation. May You Rest in Peace...
- jay payton
 Added: Nov. 25, 2011
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