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Hobart R. Gay, 1894-1983



Repository: Knox College Special Collections and Archives
Creator: Gay, Hobart R.
Title: Hobart R. Gay Manuscript Collections
Dates: 1894-1983
Quantity: 1 box
Identification: Manuscripts #159
Language: English

Biographical Notes

Hobart R. Gay (1894-1983) ),born in Rockport, IL, was graduated from Knox College in 1917, after which he began his military career, serving in the U.S. Army in New Mexico, Texas, the Canal Zone, and Washington, DC by 1940. In 1942 he began a series of chief of staff appointments of units in Africa and Europe. After service in Japan, Korea and the United States, Gay retired in 1955 as the Commanding General, Anti-aircraft and Guided Missile Center, Fort Bliss, Texas. General Gay was highly decorated and his distinguished military career began in the cavalry and spanned nearly forty years. .

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Scope notes

The collection includes photos of events in Hobart R. Gay’s career in the U.S. Army.

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Administrative Information

Donor: Mrs. Hobart Gay

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