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Homer Litzenberg

Military Person from United States of America

Homer Laurence Litzenberg (January 8, 1903 - June 27, 1963) was a decorated Lieutenant General in the United States Marine Corps, serving in Haiti, World War II, and the Korean War. His final rank was awarded at his retirement for valor in battle. He retired from the post of Inspector General of the Marine Corps on May 31, 1959, after more than 37 years of service. Litzenberg is best known for commanding the 7th Marine Regiment during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Litzenberg was born in 1903 in Steelton, Pennsylvania. He graduated from high school in Philadelphia and served two years in the Pennsylvania National Guard. Litzenberg began his Marine Corps career as an enlisted Marine, graduating from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in 1922 as a private. After a tour of duty in Haiti, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on February 19, 1925. He served in expeditionary duty in Nicaragua in 1928 and 1929; and with Marine Detachments aboard the USS Idaho (BB-24), USS Augusta (CA-31), USS Arkansas (BB-33), USS Arizona (BB-39) and USS New Mexico (BB-40). He graduated from the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia in 1933, and subsequently served for two years  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Homer Laurence Litzenberg
Date of birth
1903-01-08
Place of birth
Steelton
Nationality
United States of America

Death

Date of death
1963-06-27
Place of burial
Arlington National Cemetery

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