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Philip C. Wehle

Philip Campbell Wehle
Born Westport, Connecticut
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Major General
Commands held Military District of Washington
Awards Distinguished Service Medal[1]

Philip Campbell Wehle (September 5, 1906 – September 20, 1978) was a Major General in the U.S. Army and the Commanding General of the Military District of Washington (MDW) (CG MDW) from 1962 to 1965.

Wehle was born in Westport, Connecticut and raised in Norwalk. He graduated from Norwalk High School in 1924[2] and attended West Point.

As CG MDW, he helped plan three state funerals, all of which happened within a span of 12 months:

All three state funerals General Wehle helped plan had one thing in common: the riderless horse was Black Jack. Black Jack would be the riderless horse in one more state funeral: that of Lyndon B. Johnson in 1973.


  1. ^ "NHSAA Wall of Honor". Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  2. ^ "NHSAA Honorees", Norwalk High School

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