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Courtney Hicks Hodges

William C. Sylvan and Francis G. Smith

in Normandy to Victory

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780813125251
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135038 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125251.003.0001
 Courtney Hicks Hodges

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This section provides the biography of Courtney Hicks Hodges, who was born in Perry, Georgia, on January 5, 1887. It tells us that he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, with the incoming class of 1908 in June 1904, a member of the same class as George S. Patton Jr. The section notes that Hodges was “found deficient” in mathematics, as was Patton, and left West Point following his plebe year of 1904–5. It further notes that Hodges enlisted in the army as a private in Company L, Seventeenth Infantry, and was commissioned a second lieutenant of infantry on November 13, 1909; served in the Philippines and the Mexican Punitive Expedition, and in France during World War I; and received a Distinguished Service Cross for valor during the Meuse–Argonne operation.

Keywords: Courtney Hicks Hodges; Military Academy; West Point; George S. Patton; Philippines; France; World War I; Meuse–Argonne operation

Chapter.  1080 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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