Orren R. Whiddon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Orren Ray "Cotton" Whiddon
Nickname(s) Cotton
Born (1935-03-10) March 10, 1935 (age 80)
Joaquin, Texas, U.S.
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service c.1950s–1989
Rank Lieutenant general

Orren Ray Whiddon (born April 21, 1935) is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Army.[1] He served as commanding general of the 8th Infantry Division from 1985 to 1987, and as Commanding General of the Second United States Army from 1987 to 1989. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University (1955), where he is a member of their alumni hall of fame.[2] His awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service, Defense Superior Service and Army Commendation medals.