Julius Ochs Adler
Major General, United States Army
at Chattanooga, Tennesse,December 3, 1892, into the family that started
the New York Times, he was more fascinated with the military way of life.
He served gallantly in World War I and received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Purple Heart, the Silver Star and the French Croix de Guerre.
He died on October 2, 1955 and was buried in
Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Barbara S. Adler (January
14, 1903-June 3, 1971) is buried with him.
In World War II, General Adler commanded the 77th Infantry Division, responsible for the defense of Hawaii from 1941 to 1944. For his leadership and bravery in World War 1, he received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, the French Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre with Palms. In 1948, he was appointed as major general in the Army Reserve.
After World War II, he joined The New York
Times as vice-president, later to become general manager. He was also the
publisher of the Chattanooga Times. He and 17 other newspaper executives
were invited by General Eisenhower to visit the liberated concentration
camps in 1945. This visit inspired him to write a series of articles for
The New York Times describing his experience and feelings.
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julius O. Adler, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Juvin, France, October 14, 1918.
Accompanied by another officer, Major Adler was supervising the work of clearing the enemy from St. Juvin where they suddenly came upon a party of the enemy numbering 150. Firing on the enemy with his pistol, Major Adler ran toward the party, calling on them to surrender. His bravery and good marksmanship resulted in the capture of 50 Germans, and the remainder fled.
ADLER, JULIUS OCHS
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/03/1892
DATE OF DEATH: 10/03/1955
BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE 4957-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Updated: 4 November 2000 Updated: 13 February 2003 Updated: 16 May 2004 Updated: 23 April 2004
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 23 Apirl 2004