|Name:||Herbert B. Powell|
|Birth Day:||July 13, 1903|
|Death Date:||Apr 3, 1998 (age 94)|
|Birth Place:||Monmouth, United States|
As per our current Database, Herbert B. Powell died on Apr 3, 1998 (age 94).
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He joined the National Guard at age nineteen.
Powell was born in Monmouth, Oregon on July 13, 1903. He joined the Oregon National Guard as a private in 1919, rising to the rank of sergeant. He received his commission in 1927 after graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism.
Other significant duties for Powell were Commandant of the United States Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and Deputy Commanding General for Reserve Forces at Fort Monroe. After his retirement in 1963, President John F. Kennedy appointed him the United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, a post he filled from 1963 to 1967. He died on 3 April 1998 in a nursing home in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Powell's awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Cross, the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Purple Heart, and the Air Medal. He was also a qualified army aviator. Powell was inducted posthumously into the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication Hall of Achievement on October 14, 2004.
Currently, Herbert B. Powell is 118 years, 3 months and 9 days old. Herbert B. Powell will celebrate 119th birthday on a Wednesday 13th of July 2022.
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