Harold Robert Aaron

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Harold Robert Aaron
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Born (1921-06-21)June 21, 1921
Died April 30, 1980(1980-04-30) (aged 58)
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Battles/wars World War II
Cold War
Awards Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star (2)
Purple Heart
Other work Senior Staff Scientist, TRW

Harold Robert Aaron (June 21, 1921 – April 30, 1980) was a general in the U.S. Army.


Originally from Indiana, Aaron graduated from United States Military Academy at West Point in 1943 and served in Europe during World War II.

As a colonel, Aaron served as Commander, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Vietnam from June 4, 1968 to May 8, 1969. From November 5, 1973 to August 28, 1977, he served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Headquarters, Department of the Army as a Major General. He later was promoted to Lieutenant General.

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General Aaron is a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.

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