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Charles Lanier Dasher, Jr.
Major General, United States Army
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Biography & Gravesite Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, July 2007

Charles Lanier Dasher, Jr. (1900-1968)

Born on July 11, 1900 in Savannah, Georgia.

Commissioned in the Field Artillery from West Point in 1924.

With the 11th Field Artillery in Hawaii 1926-1929. Instructor at West Point 1932-1937. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1940. Instructor, then Executive Officer at the Field Artillery School October 1940-August 1943. Assistant Artillery Officer with XIX Corps 1943-1944. Commander of 32nd Field Artillery Brigade, then 75th Division Artillery July 1944-July 1945. Brigadier General in March 1945. Artillery Officer with XVIII Corps July-November 1945.

Assignments after the war included Assistant Division Commander of 3rd Division in 1952 and Commanding General of 24th Division 1952-1953 in the Korean War, Deputy Commanding General of Fifth Army 1953-1955 and Commanding General of U.S. Army Caribbean June 1958 until retirement as Major General in August 1960.

Decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, three Legions of Merit, three Bronze Stars, two Commendation Ribbons and the Purple Heart. Died on October 31. 1968.
 

CL Dasher Jr. Gravesite PHOTO

DASHER, CHARLES L
MG USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/11/1900
DATE OF DEATH: 10/31/1968
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 4938 RH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 
DASHER, ELOISE WILDER W/O CHARLES LANIER
DATE OF DEATH: 01/26/1942
BURIED AT: SECTION EAST  SITE 4939
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  WIFE OF CL DASHER, MAJOR ENGINEERS, US ARMY

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Posted: 30 July 2007 Updated: 17 November 2007
US Military Academy (West Point) SEAL
 

Distinguished Service Medal
 

Legion of Merit - 3 awards
 

Bronze Star Medal - 3 awards
 

Purple Heart Medal
 
 

CL Dasher jr Gravesite PHOTO April 2004
Photo By M. R. Patterson, April 2004