Clarence R. Huebner

Clarence R. Huebner

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Clarence Ralph Huebner (November 24, 1888-September 23, 1972) was a Lieutenant General of the United States Army. A farm boy from Bushton, Kansas who spent almost seven years serving from private to sergeant in the 18th Infantry, Huebner received a regular commission in November 1916. During World War I, he led a company, battalion, and regiment of the 1st Infantry Division-the "Big Red One"-from the first American regimental assault at Cantigny through Soissons, Saint-Mihiel, and the Meuse-Argonne. For his service in this war, he received two Distinguished Service Crosses, a Distinguished Service Medal, and a Silver Star. In 1924, he attended the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth and served on its faculty from 1929 to 1933. As the commander of the "Big Red One" in World War II, Huebner led the invasion at Omaha Beach, forged the breakout at Saint-L, repelled the German counteroffensive at Mortain, and pursued the German Army across France, which culminated in the Battles of Aachen and the Huertgen Forest. In January 1945, he took command of the V Corps, which he directed from the Rhine to the Elbe, where his troops made the first contact with the Red Army.
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 295g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613492573X
  • 9786134925730