Hunter Liggett

Hunter Liggett

Birth
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Dec 1935 (aged 78)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Plot Officers' Section 3, Plot 1
Memorial ID 3533489 · View Source
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United States Army General. Started his United States Army career in 1879 as a West Point graduate. Served in Territorial Forts, the 5th United States Regular Infantry in the Spanish-American War and became president of the Army War College in 1910. The next year he took command of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Division at Texas City, Texas. In 1916 he commanded Fort McKinley in the Philippines. After the outbreak of World War I, he was named commander of the 41st Division at Camp Fremont, California and deployed with his unit to France. In January 1918 he served first as General John J. Pershing's Chief of Staff, then as commanding general of the 1st and 3rd Armies. His Corps participated in Battles of the Cantigny, Belleau Woods, Marne, St. Mihiel and shattered German resistance at the Meuse-Argonne Forest. For exceptional meritorious service as a commander he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. Upon his return to the United States he commanded the IX Corps in San Francisco until his retirement from active duty in March 1921 at the rank of Lieutenant General. In 1941 Hunter Liggett Military Reservation (located on County Hwy G-14, 22 miles southwest of King City, California) was named in his honor. It was later renamed Fort Hunter Liggett, and continues in service as a training center for the Army Reserve. During World War II the amphibious force transport ship “USS Hunter Liggett” (APA-144) was named in his honor. Lieutenant General Liggett died in San Francisco in 1935.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3533489
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hunter Liggett (21 Mar 1857–30 Dec 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3533489, citing San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .