Maj. Gen. Herbert B. Powell

Herbert B. Powell

Major Gen. Herbert B. Powell commanded the US Army, Pacific for three months, from April - July of 1956, as an interim commander for Gen. Blackshear M. Bryan. He was commissioned in 1927 after graduating from the University of Oregon.

During the Korean War, Powell commanded the only US regiment, the 17th Infantry, to reach the Yalu River. Prior to coming to Fort Shafter, Gen. Powell commanded the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks where he was known as the "Soldier's General." Following his Command at US Army, Pacific, he later received promotions to lieutenant general and general. Subsequent commands included Commanding General for the Third US Army in Fort McPherson, Georgia, and Commanding General of the US Continental Army Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia.

Other significant duties for Gen. Powell were Commandant of the US Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and Deputy Commanding General for Reserve Forces at Fort Monroe. After his retirement in 1963, President Kennedy appointed him US Ambassador to New Zealand. He died on 3 April 1998. 



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General Vincent K. Brooks Commanding General

Vincent K. Brooks

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