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.
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
|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.
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. During WWII, Menoher commanded the 42nd Rainbow Division and was the Chief
of Staff of the 15th Corps which became part of Patton's Third Army as well as serving Patton as his aide in it's drive through
Europe. 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.
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.