Hull, John Edwinn “Ed”, born 26-05-1895 in Greenfield, Ohio, was a pre-medical student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, prior to joining the Army in 1917. He received an honorary LLD in 1954. His military education includes the Army War College and the National War College. Hull was a U.S. Army general, former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, commanded Far East Command from 1953–1955 and the U.S. Army, Pacific from 1948-1949. He served in both world wars and was a contemporary of General George Catlett Marshall
and General Omar “Brad” Bradley
. Because of his primary role in planning Allied operations throughout World War II, he was credited with having more experience integrating strategy with overseas operations than any other Army officer. He shared with General Thomas Handy
, direction of the Operations Div (OPI), which virtually ran Army affairs. Prior to the U.S. Army, Pacific, Hull was the Commanding General for Army Ground Forces in the Pacific.
Extremely modest “Ed” Hull was highly popular with his fellow soldiers. From 1953-1955 he was Commander in Chief of the Far East Command after the conclusion of the Korean War.
Death and burial ground of Hull, John Edwinn “Ed”.
This was his last major assignment before retiring on 30-04-1955 and died on 10-06-1975, age 80. He was buried with his wife Lucile, born Davis, who died age 79, in 1975, in Section 7, Grave 8197-B, Arlington National Cemetery. Close by in Section 7, the Air Corps Lieutenant General., Head of the American Air Force, Frank Andrews
. Close by in Section 7, the Major General, Commander 35th Division, Paul Baade
, General, Chief of Staff of Sixth Army, George Decker
, General, Commander 85th Infantry Division, Wade “Ham” Haislip
, Brigadier General, Commander U.S. Marine Corps, Lemuel Shepherd Jr. Major General, Commander 1st Division Northwest, Clift Andrus
, and First Allied Airborne Army, U.S. 2* Air Force Lieutenant General, Operation “Market Garden”, Louis Brereton