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First Name: John

Last Name: Hendrix

Birthplace: GA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Walker

Date of Birth: 22 September 1942

Rank: General

Years Served: 1965-2001
John Walker Hendrix

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


John Walker Hendrix
General, U.S. Army

John Walker Hendrix was born on 22 September 1942, in Bulloch County, GA. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. As a member of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program, he received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army after graduation. He earned a Master of Art's degree in History in 1978 from Middle Tennessee State University and is also a graduate of both the U.S. Army War College and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

He completed several NATO assignments during the Cold War, and served two tours of duty as a rifle company commander in the Republic of Vietnam.

He also served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army; Assistant Division Commander, 1st Armored Division during the Persian Gulf War; Executive Officer to the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Belgium; and as Assistant Commandant, U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA.

His other assignments include serving as Commanding General of V Corps (while in command he served as Commanding General of Task Force Hawk); Commanding General 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA; and Commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry Center at Fort Benning.

His final assignment was as Commander, U.S. Army Forces Command from 1999 to 2001.

General John Walker Hendrix retired from active service with the Army in 2001.

Medals, Awards. Badges & Tabs

Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Silver Star Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Legion of Merit with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Medal with Award Numeral 4
Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device and Silver Oak Leaf Cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Star
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm and Bronze Star
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Army Valorous Unit Award
Army Meritorious Unit Commendation
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Vietnam Civil Actions Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Army Aviator Badge
Master Parachutist Badge
Army Staff Identification Badge
Ranger Tab

In Retirement

In retirement, Hendrix sits on the board of advisors of the National Infantry Foundation and worked for United Defense Industries. He was National Chairman of the Military Officers Association of America.

Honoree ID: 250   Created by: MHOH




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