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Samuel Menoher

Pennsylvania Infantry Officers

        Samuel Menoher was born on July 11, 1831 in Pennsylvania who served in the 206th Pennsylvania Infantry as a Private in Company K. He was the first traceable Menoher who served in a war for the U.S. After the war, Menoher worked as a Carpenter until his death on October 8, 1903.

Charles Thomas Menoher

Maj. Gen. Charles T. Menoher

           The son of the Civil War veteran, Samuel Menoher, Charles T. Menoher was born March 20, 1862. He graduated from West Point in 1886 as an artillery officer. Later Menoher graduated from the Army War College and was selected for the original General Staff Corps from 1903 to 1907. Menoher served in the European theater of World War I where he was positioned in France commanding the 42nd Rainbow Division. Unfortunately, he was later succeeded by General Douglas MacArthur. After surviving World War I, Menoher was named the commander of the Air Service Organization. During 1924 to 1925, Menoher commanded the US Army Hawaiian Department. In addition, Menoher also commanded the VI Corps Area in San Francisco until he was forced to retire on his 64th birthday in March of 1926. Over his entire military career, Menoher received multiple medals including the Distinguished Service Medal and foreign awards from France, Belgium, and Italy. Following his death on August 11, 1930, Charles Menoher was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Darrow Menoher

A son of Major General Charles Menoher, Darrow Menoher was born on January 31, 1896. After graduating West Point Military Academy, he entered the U.S. Army in 1922 where he was First-Lieutenant as an aid-de-camp for his father's staff in Honolulu, Hawaii. From March 20, 1926 to September 2, 1926 and from June 25, 1927 to July 5, 1930, Menoher was the Captain in the 2nd Cavalry.

William Menoher

Colonel William Menoher

A son of Major General Charles T. Menoher, William Menoher was born on August 31, 1910. He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and graduated in the top 10% of his class. In addition, he also received a masters degree from MIT. After his graduation from West Point, Menoher worked in the Artillery Corps for three years but then switched to the Ordnance Branch. Menoher served in World War II mainly in Hawaii and the Philippines where he was the Ordnance officer at Leyte Gulf. After returning from the Pacific, Menoher worked in the Pentagon in 1947 and later transfered to Denmark where he became head of the Military Assistance Group. When he returned to the United States in 1950, he  worked in both New Mexico and Indiana until he retired in 1955. He passed away October 24, 1978 and is buried in Arlington Cemetery with his brothers and Father.

Pearson Menoher


            A son of Major General Charles T. Menoher, Pearson Menoher was born on November 14, 1892. He too, like his brothers and father, attended West Point Military Academy. In his class was future president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Amazingly, Menoher served in three wars: World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. At some point during World War II, Pearson Menoher signed the document, along with other generals, that we have been researching for this website. In the Korean War he was the Assistant Commander of the 24th Division and took temporary charge when Major General William F. Dean was captured. By the end of the Korean Conflict, Menoher was Commander of the General V Corps. Throughout his military career, Pearson Menoher received multiple medals and awards including the Distinguished Service Medal, a Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, and a Bronze Star. After his death on the 12th of December, 1958, he too was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with the rest of his family.

Additional Photos


Maj. Gen. Charles Menoher with Brig. Gen. Pershing


Gen. Pershing decorates Gen. MacArthur with Distinguished Service Award as Charles Menoher reads the award aloud.


Maj. Gen. Charles Menoher inspects trenches in WWI.