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First Name: Carl

Last Name: Phinney

Birthplace: Marble Falls, Burnet Co., TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Dallas, TX
Middle Name: L.

Date of Birth: 1905

Date of Death: 10 January 1987

Rank: Major General

Years Served: 30+
Carl Lawrence Phinney

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Carl Lawrence Phinney

Major General, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 36th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 64 (1944)
(UNCONFIRMED - Citation Needed): Carl L. Phinney, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 36th Infantry Division during World War II.

Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - Monday, January 12, 1987
Services for Carl Lawrence Phinney, former commanding general of the Texas National Guard and a retired Dallas attorney, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Highland Park United Methodist Church.
Phinney, 82, died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital after a lengthy illness.
A native of Marble Falls, Burnet County, Phinney received his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1926.
He joined the Texas National Guard in 1925 and served with the U.S. Army in North Africa and Italy during World War II, receiving the Silver Star award. He retired as a major general in the Army in 1969, after serving eight years as commanding general of the Texas Guard, relatives said.
Phinney practiced law for 50 years, retiring in 1981 as senior partner in the firm of Phinney Hallman Pulley & Coke in Dallas.
He was chairman of the Texas Securities Commission from 1966 to 1973, and had served on the Texas State Board of Control.
He was a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Snow Phinney of Dallas; a daughter, Louise Caldwell of Dallas; a son, Carl Phinney Jr. of Houston; two brothers, Temple Phinney of Dallas and R.L. Phinney of Austin; and six grandchildren.

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Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 318588   Created by: drjones46




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