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 Archelaus L. Hamblen, Jr

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Archelaus L. Hamblen, Jr

  • Birth 16 Oct 1919 San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Death 27 Oct 2005 Falls Church, Falls Church City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 30, Lot 264RH
  • Memorial ID 12300711

United States Army General. Born in San Diego, California, the son of a brigadier general, he served in three wars. A 1943 graduate of West Point Military Academy, he had combat in World War II as a company commander with the "Blood and Fire" 63rd Infantry Division and was wounded at the Siegfried line in Germany. During the Korean War was a commander of the 1st battalions of the 17th and 31st Infantry regiments. Later volunteered for service in the Vietnam War where he served in the Saigon "War Room" and then as deputy senior adviser to and commander of I Corp Advisory Group in DaNang. Was an adviser to five Vietnam corps commanders for the reduction of civil unrest in the northern military zone. Other assignments included secretary of the general staff, 7th Army in Stuttgart, Germany; commander of the 1st Airborne Battle Group, 505th Infantry in Mainz, Germany; and assistant division commander of the 24th Infantry Mechanized Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. In 1967 he became the Army's liaison officer to the White House and President Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as the military's point of contact with retired Generals of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower and Omar Bradley. Mlitary decorations included the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy Legion of Merit with valor device, four awards of the Bronze Star, one with valor device, four awards of the Army Legion of Merit and two Purple Hearts. A lover of music, he was known to entertain his staff with ukelele and piano and played the piano daily until shortly before his death. Cause of death: complications following a stroke, in Falls Church, Virginia.

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  • Added: 10 Nov 2005
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Archelaus L. Hamblen, Jr (16 Oct 1919–27 Oct 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12300711, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .