John Lathrop Throckmorton - Arlington VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 52.626 W 077° 04.266
18S E 320341 N 4305176
Quick Description: United States Army General. Served in World War II, Korea, And Vietnam. Served as Superintendent of the US Military Academy from 1956 to 1959.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 6/30/2020 12:42:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM12Q56
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 1

Long Description:
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Section 7A, Site 172.
Description:
From Find A Grave: United States Army General. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, Class of 1935. Served in World War II, Korea, And Vietnam. Served as Superintendent of the US Military Academy from 1956 to 1959. Served as Commanding General, 82nd Airborne Division from 1962 to 1964. Led the XVIII Airborne Corps in Detroit during the 1967 riots. Served as commanding General of the Third Army from 1967 to 1969 and the Strike Command from 1969 to 1973. His medals include the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star and Legion of Merit


Date of birth: 2/28/1913

Date of death: 2/13/1986

Area of notoriety: Military

Marker Type: Monument

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: None

Fee required?: No

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