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World War II
General Courtney Hodges
Commander, First United States Army
Photograph with faux frame: General Courtney Hicks Hodges
General Courtney Hicks Hodges (1887-1966) was one of only two people to rise from the rank of Private to General. Hicks served under General Omar Bradley and then succeeded him as commander of the US First Army, which played a key role in ending World War II.