John C. H. Lee

John C. H. Lee

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Clifford Hodges Lee (August 1, 1887 - August 30, 1958) was a U.S. Army General. He graduated 12th out of 103 graduates from the United States Military Academy in 1909. He served in World War I, World War II and rose to the rank of Lieutenant General. In World War I, Lee was a Colonel and Chief of Staff, 89th Infantry Division, earning a Distinguished Service Medal and the Silver Star. He also was ADC to Gen. Leonard Wood.Lee's training was as a military engineer. He was treasurer of the Society of American Military Engineers, 1924. In 1927 the previous winter's rains were so great, the Mississippi River's tributaries forced great quantities of water into the river system causing great flooding in Mississippi and New Orleans. Lee was the Army district engineer at Vicksburg. He wired a message to the chief of the Corps of Engineers "Levee broke... crevasse will overflow entire Mississippi Delta."show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 272g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134925667
  • 9786134925662