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us: Liggett, Hunter, 1857-1935



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    • found: Report of the First Army American Expeditionary Forces, 1923: t.p. (Lieutenant General Hunter Liggett)
    • found: RLIN, Apr. 15, 1999 (hdg.: Liggett, Hunter, 1857-1935; Liggett, Hunter, 1857-; usage: Hunter Liggett)
    • found: Find A Grave, via WWW, May 19, 2015 (Hunter Liggett; United States Army General; born March 21, 1857 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania; died December 30, 1935 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California; he 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)
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