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Hall of Fame

Major General Thomas Blodgett Arwood | Arkansas Military Veterans' Hall of Fame

Major General Thomas Blodgett Arwood

Major General Arwood of Hot Springs Village, U.S. Army, Vietnam, Desert Storm. Awards include the Distinguished Service medal, the Superior Service medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star medal, two awards of the Meritorious Service medal, and the Parachutist and Air Assault Badges. He was inducted into the Army Quartermaster Hall of Fame in 2012.

Major General Arwood’s military service took him from preparing for a possible Cuban invasion, to Vietnam where he reorganized logistic support from Bangkok to South East Asia and Pacific area to meet a Vietnam higher commitment. He was a logistic advisor to the Saudi Army and was put under Saudi house arrest during the Israel and Arab Nations conflict. He also served in several different areas of command in Germany. During Desert Shield/Storm Major General Arwood was responsible for the logistic planning and execution for buildup, movement and battlefield support for the succe3ss of the conflict. In addition, he was the Army Material Commander with depot elements forward and support logistic teams imbedded with operating divisions. He assembled an Army Materials Command Support Package for deployment to Somalia and functioned as their overall commander. Before Major General Arwood retired he was asked to serve as Army Materials Commander forward to execute humanitarian relief operations for Hurricane Andrew. During his military service Major General Arwood earned many different awards including: Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Army Meritorious Service Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), Humanity Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (4 stars), Overseas Service Medal, Vietnam Distinguished Unit Citation, Army Meritorious Unit Citation, and German Cross in Gold (presented by the Federal Republic of Germany). 

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