Jump to content

Father and Son Generals and Admirals.


Recommended Posts

Has this been done before? the posting of Officers from any Branch of the Armed Forces over the long years who became Generals or Admirals and one or more of theirs sons follwing in their footsteps going on to be one too?

 

General Daniel "Chappie" James Jr

250px-James_DanielChappie.jpg

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_James,_Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

Lt General Daniel James III USAF

070220-F-1234S-001.jpg

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_James_III

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I can think of 3 more right now.

 

LT. Gen. Arthur Mac Arthur and General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. Both awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

 

General of the Army Dwight Eisenhower and Brig. Gen. John Eisenhower.

 

General George Patton Jr. and Maj. General George Patton IV.

Link to post
Share on other sites

One of my USMA Registers (I think 2000?) has a section of USMA graduates that are related to each other...there should be a lot of relationships there (my Register is packed in storage, unfortunately...)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Adm. John S McCain Sr. and Adm. John S. McCain Jr. USN Sen. John McCain III retired as a Capt. USN,

 

Maj Gen Simon Buckner CSA and Gen Simon Buckner Jr USA. Postumous promotion.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Creighton Abrams.

post-34986-0-62804000-1389905739.jpg

 

 

Creighton Abrams has two sons that went on to become Generals.

 

John Creighton, he went OCS in 1966, Armor.

post-34986-0-51500700-1389905919.jpg

 

And Robert Abrams, West Point 1982. Armor.

post-34986-0-00625300-1389906147.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
uniformcollector

General Howell Estes II and General Howell Estes III

General John D. Ryan and General Michael E. Ryan (both Air Force Chief of Staff)

General Lucious Clay (army) and General Lucious Clay Jr. (air force)

Admiral James L. Holloway Jr. and Admiral James L. Holloway III

Admiral David Bagley and Admiral Worth Bagley

General Walton Walker and General Sam Walker

Link to post
Share on other sites

Lieutenant General Paul "Butch" Funk (CG, 3AD Desert Storm, CG III Corps) and Major General Paul Funk (CG, 1ID currently)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Major General Charles Hunter Gerhardt

 

Maj._Gen._Charles_Gerhardt.jpg

 

And his father was Brigadier General Charles Gerhardt. Served from 1883(USMA) until 1930

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 6 years later...
  • 2 weeks later...
mysteriousoozlefinch

Father and son, Major General Robert Gibbons Gard senior and Lieutenant General Robert Gibbons Gard junior, both started their careers artillerymen.

 

EN7gWfZ.jpg

Senior when commanding general, VIII Corps, touring Fort Wolters Reserve units in 1958.

Source: The Portal to Texas History

 

7CNYDhX.png

Junior as a Major General commanding Fort Ord and the Army Training Center there in 1973.

Source: California State University, Monterey Bay Digital Commons

Link to post
Share on other sites
aerialbridge

RADM  Yates Stirling, Sr.  (1843-1929) and  RADM Yates Stirling, Jr.  (1872-1948), the second family in US Navy history to have father and son admirals concurrently living. During the time Stirling, Sr. commanded the Asiatic Fleet in 1904-1905, his flag was on the USS Wisconsin (BB-9) and his son, Yates, Jr. served as his flag lieutenant.  Stirling, Jr. commanded the Yangtze Patrol in 1927- 1929.  Yates Stirling III, who was born at Manila, the Philippines in 1904,  was a Navy Captain and Yates Stirling IV, I believe I read (but can't find the link now) was a Navy frogman for at least one manned space capsule recovery. 

 

 

RADMS YATES STIRLING SR AND YATES STIRLING JR.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
T Ambrosini

BG Ralph E Haines Sr. and son, Gen. Ralph E Haines Jr.

 

 

Ralph E Haines Sr.jpg

220px-Ralph_Edward_Haines_Jr_USARPAC.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

General Walton H. Walker and General Samuel S. Walker.  Both men attended VMI for one year before transferring to USMA.  General Sam Walker later returned to VMI as superintendent from 1981-1988.

Gen Walton Walker.jpg

Gen Sam Walker.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, VMI88 said:

General Walton H. Walker and General Samuel S. Walker.  Both men attended VMI for one year before transferring to USMA.  General Sam Walker later returned to VMI as superintendent from 1981-1988.

Gen Walton Walker.jpg

Gen Sam Walker.jpg

Oh wow, great addition, I never knew that one.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 months later...
patches

Adna Chaffee Sr

Adna-R-Chaffee.jpg.826a1843c7fc0d098f4420bc208e3777.jpg

 

Adna Chaffee Jr

b8d9112d3077ae41eb793f738e108ad5.jpg.859fd7c9af2ed916d6453f73576ff6e1.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
patches

Here's one I just found out about.

 

Leonard F. Wing Sr                                                                            Leonard F. Wing Jr

wingre.PNG.1e39a5d013c346fc0dbe014c4ed8dac2.PNG13994172_114623951071.jpg.b8a20622d9feb35131c01add8408ee36.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_F._Wing                                    https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/leonard-f-wing-jr/article_81ddea22-0dc2-5770-915c-

 

 

Wing Junior's Silver Star Citation, 84th Infantry Division.

 

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/139408

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.