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John Lathrop Throckmorton
General, United States Army
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Born at Kansas City, Missouri, February 28, 1913, he graduated from the Culver Military Academy in 1931 and from West Point in 1935. He also graduated from the National War College in 1954. He married Regina Theresa Higgins on October 16, 1937.

JL Throckmorton US Army PHOTO

He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1935 and advanced through the grades to General in 1969. He was commander of the 5th Regimental Combat Team, Korean War, 1950-51; Commandant of Cadets at West Point, 1956-59; Division Commander, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1962-64; Commanding General, Third Army, 1967-69; Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Strike Command, McDill Air Force Base, Florida from 1969.

He died on February 13, 1986 and was buried in Section 7-A of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Regina Theresa Higgins Throckmorton (August 13, 1915-October 19, 1990), is buried with him.

John Lathrop Throckmorton
Photo by Michael Robert Patterson, 1999

JL Throckmorton Gravesite PHOTO
Photograph By M. R. Patterson, October 2002

Updated: 2 November 2000 Updated: 13 October 2002 Updated: 10 August 2003  Updated: 16 September 2005 Updated: 7 August 2006


Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Medal

Silver Star Medal

Legion of Merit

JL Throckmorton Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003