- Abendroth, William Henry
U.S. 3* Major General.
Provost Marshal, Headquarters, IX Corps.
- 24-12-1895, Fort Meade, South-Dakota.
- 03-09-1970, age 74, Falls Church, Virginia.
Arlington Cemetery, Virginia USA. Section 5-Grave 21.
Abendroth, William Henry
William Abendroth, born 24-12-1895 in Fort Meade, South Dakota, served in the Infantry and Corps of Engineers during World War I. He was with the Inspector General's Department in 1941 and was Provost Marshal, Headquarters, IX Corps, Hawaii, Philippines, Japan, and the US during World War II, he was clear not a General in battle. Provost Marshal is the officer in the armed forces who is in charge of the military police. There may be a Provost Marshal serving at many levels of the hierarchy and he may also be the public safety officer of a military installation, responsible for the provision of fire and ambulance services as well as law enforcement. A Provost Marshal may also be in charge of the execution of punishments. He was the recipient of the Legion of Merit, by General Omar Bradley (see Bradley). William Abendroth later made his home in Falls Church, Virginia, where he died on 03-09-1970, at the age of 74.
His wife Veda Mae Abendroth, born Kirkman, died almost thirthy years later on 11-02-1998 , old age 88, at Physicians Memorial Hospital in La Plata after a stroke.
Abendroth and his wife are buried, William Henry with full military honours in Section 5 of Arlington National Cemetery. Close by in Section 5 the graves of the Generals, Frank Andrews (see Andrews) and Frederick Brown (see Brown), John Hoover (see Hoover) and Clifton Cates (see Cates).