Jack B. Farris

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Jack B. Farris
LtGen Jack B. Farris U.S. Army
Born(1935-12-05)December 5, 1935
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
DiedDecember 14, 2019(2019-12-14) (aged 84)[1]
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1958–1991
RankUS-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General
Commands held2nd Infantry Division
U.S. Army Infantry Training Center
1st Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade
Battles/warsVietnam War
United States invasion of Grenada
AwardsDistinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart
Legion of Merit

Jack Brodie Farris (December 5, 1935 – December 14, 2019) was a United States Army Lieutenant General. He commanded the military ground forces during Operation Urgent Fury, the United States invasion of Grenada in 1983; at the time of his retirement in 1991 he was Deputy Commander of the United States Pacific Command in Hawaii.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Henderson, Bruce (22 December 2019). "Army General who Led the US Ground Invasion of Grenada Has Died". Military.com. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  2. "The Citadel Alumni Association". secure.citadelalumni.org. Retrieved 31 January 2019.