Ben Harrell

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Ben Harrell
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Ben Harrell
BornMarch 15, 1911
Medford, Oregon
DiedJuly 26, 1981(1981-07-26) (aged 70)
Monterey, California
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchEmblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
Years of service1933–1971
RankUS-O10 insignia.svg General
Commands heldU.S. 101st Airborne Division 101st Airborne Division
Battles/warsCold War
Vietnam War
AwardsDistinguished Service Medal (2)
Silver Star
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star Medal

Ben Harrell (March 15, 1911 – July 26, 1981) was a United States Army four star general who served as Commander, Allied Land Forces South East Europe (COMLANDSOUTHEAST) from 1968 to 1971. A 1933 graduate of the United States Military Academy, Harrell also served as the Commander, 101st Airborne Division and as a member of the Howze Board. He died in 1981.

Harrell was born in Medford, Oregon on March 15, 1911.[1] He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1933,

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