David Ayres Depue Ogden
|David Ayres Depue Ogden|
General Ogden as Commander of the Ryukyus Command in the early 1950s
|Born||October 16, 1897
Newark, New Jersey
|Died||November 26, 1969 (aged 72)
|Buried at||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1918-1957|
David Ayres Depue Ogden (October 16, 1897 – November 26, 1969) was a United States Army Lieutenant General. He was noteworthy for his command of the 3rd Engineer Special Brigade during World War II, the Ryukyus Command in the early 1950s, and his culminating assignment as the US Army's Inspector General.
Ogden was born in Newark, New Jersey. He graduated from the Kent School and attended Princeton University before transferring to the United States Military Academy. He graduated in 1918 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Engineers.
World War I
Post World War I
World War II
Ogden was appointed to command the 3rd Engineer Special Brigade in 1942, and he remained in command until July, 1945. ESBs were organized to conduct amphibious operations during combat, moving soldiers from transport ships to landing sites on a beach, or from beaches to transport ships. The 3rd ESB operated in the Southwest Pacific Theater throughout the war.
Post World War II
Awards and decorations
Retirement and death
In retirement Ogden lived in Wenatchee, Washington. He later moved to Bradenton, Florida, where he died on November 26, 1969. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Section 3 Site 2506-R.
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