BG Arthur Siegmar ďArtĒ Hyman
USMA Class of 1944. Cullum No. 14265.
Arthur Siegmar Hyman was born on August 20, 1919 in Seattle, Washington, the son of Arthur S. Hyman and Belle Cartwright Hyman. He graduated from Shortridge High School, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He received his appointment to the United States Military Academy in 1940 from Congressman Louis Ludlow of the 12th Indiana Congressional District. He was originally a member of the class of June 1943, but he graduated with the class of 1944.
After graduation, he attended the Infantry School and Airborne Schools at Fort Benning in Georgia. He then served a two-month tour with the 13th Airborne Division at Camp Mackall in North Carolina. He reported to the 511th Parachute Infantry, 11th Airborne Division, Pacific Theater in December 1944. He served as an infantry platoon leader during the Luzon campaign.
During the occupation of Japan, he was a company commander, battalion S-2, S-3, S-4 and assistant division G-3. In May 1947, he was reassigned to Fort Benning as an instructor in the Airborne Department of the Infantry School.
In 1946, he was promoted to captain. On December 25, 1947, he married Dorothy Evans, a sorority sister of his younger sister. Shortly after the birth of their two children, Dorothy died. In 1950, he attended the Infantry Officer Advanced Course.
He then spent a year as a company commander with the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. In May 1952, he was reassigned to Korea as an aide to the Commanding General, 40th Division.
In September 1952, he was promoted to major and was selected to attend the Command and General Staff College from 1953 to 1954. In July 1954, he was assigned as G-3 Plans Officer with the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg.
In June 1955, he was assigned as aide to General Young, Commanding General, Sixth Army at the Presidio in San Francisco, California.
In September 1956, the 101st Airborne Division was reactivated and he was assigned as the Executive Officer for the First Battle Group, 187th Airborne Infantry at Fort Campbell.
In June 1957, he married Betty Francis Harpole, the daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Russell Harpole. They were the parents of two children.
In 1958, he was selected to attend the Armed Forces Staff College (AFSC). Following AFSC, he was assigned to the Airborne Test Board at Fort Bragg as a Test Officer. While at Fort Bragg he was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
His next assignment took him to United States Army Europe Headquarters, where he was the G-1. He was then assigned as Deputy Commander of the 3rd Battle Group, 6th Infantry at Berlin, Germany.
From 1962 to 1963, he attended the Army War College. He concurrently earned a masterís degree from George Washington University.
Upon completion of the War College, he was assigned to the Pentagon, first as the Deputy Division Chief, Plans Division, Special Warfare Directorate, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and later as a Joint Staff Planner, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, in the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In 1967 and 1968, he was in command of the 2nd Brigade, 7th Infantry Division in Korea. His following assignment was with Combat Developments Command, first as the Director of the Combat Support Group and later as the Assistant Commanding General of the Group.
In 1970, he was promoted to Brigadier General. In 1971, he was assigned to Vietnam as the Deputy Commanding General, 3rd Region, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam.
From 1971 to 1972, he was the Deputy Commanding General of Fort Polk in Louisiana.
His decorations included the Legion of Merit (four awards), Silver Star, Bronze Star (three), Air Medal and Army Commendation Medal.
After retirement, he earned a Masterís Degree in Education at St. Maryís University of San Antonio. He became the Director of Marketing for Trident Corporation from 1973 to 1977, was a Professor of Mathematics at Texas Military Institute in 1977 and worked in real estate from 1982 to 1985. He died on April 26, 1986 in San Antonio, Texas.
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