Courtney Hodges

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Birthday
5, 1887
Birthplace
Perry, GA
Death Date
Jan 16, 1966 (79)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1887
Birthplace
Perry, GA
Death Date
Jan 16, 1966 (79)

About

U.S. Army general who took part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II.

Before Fame

He dropped out of West Point after flunking mathematics and began his military career as a private.

Trivia

He commanded the first large unit of troops that liberated Paris during World War II.

Family Life

He grew up in Perry, Texas.

Associated With

He served with George Patton in Mexico in the years before Patton became a general.