Oren E. Hurlbut
Lieutenant General, United States Army
a contemporary press report:
Oren E. Hurlbut, 88, an Army Lieutenant General who retired in 1970 as the senior Army representative on the Defense Department Joint Logistics Review Board in Washington, died after a stroke January 2, 2000 at his home in Arlington, Virginia.
General Hurlbut was a native of Brookfield, Missouri, and a 1933 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, he was an aviation ordnance officer at Hickam Field in Hawaii. After a brief stint as assistant commandant of the Army Ordnance School at Aberdeen, he served in the Pacific for the remainder of the war.
He later held various commands before serving as chief for unit training and readiness for the Continental Army Command during the Cuban Missile Crisis. During the Vietnam War, he served as chief of logistics for the U.S. Army Pacific Command, supporting all Army forces in Vietnam.
His military decorations included the Bronze Star and three Distinguished Service Medals.
In retirement he served as chairman of the Board of the National Association for the Uniformed Services and as a board trustee of the West Point Association of Graduates. He was a member of Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Polly
Hurlbut of Arlington; four children, Susan Speare of Woodbridge, Sallie
Moritz of Tequesta, Fla., Dr. Sandra Earle of Shorewood, Wis., and Stephen
Hurlbut of McLean; and eight grandchildren.
On Sunday, January 2, 2000, of Arlington, VA,
beloved husband of 63 years of Pauline B. Hurlbut; loving father
of Susan H. Speare of Woodbridge, VA, Sallie H. Moritz of Tequesta, FL,
Dr. Sandra H. Earle of Shorewood, WI and Stephen B. Hurlbut of McLean,
VA; father-in-law of Ed Speare, Peter Earle and Gail Hurlbut; grandfather
of eight. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 11 a.m.,
at the Fort Myer Old Post Chapel. Interment with full military honors,
Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401
Nebraska Ave., NW Washington, DC 20016 or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation,
1400 Eye St., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005.
Posted: 30 January 2000 Updated: 3 December 2000
Updated: 19 May 2001 Updated: 7 March 2003
Updated: 14 March 2004