Brig. Gen. Eagon Death, Obituary – The record for the oldest individual to ever hold the position of commander of the 73rd Infantry Brigade was held by Brigadier General Eagon at the time of his passing. He held this record at the time of his passing. He was 84 years old at that point in time. The Department of the Adjutant General extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Brigadier General Herbert B. Eagon Jr., who died away on May 23, 2023 at the age of 84. His passing was recorded on May 23, 2023.
The Adjutant General’s Department extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased. The news of his departure was met with a tremendous sense of regret and sorrow by those who were affected by it.
Eagon retired from the service in 1993 as the final commander of the 73rd Infantry Brigade, a position he had held from 1990 to 1993. He had served in the Ohio National Guard for 37 years prior to his retirement from the military. In 1993, Eagon decided to end his career and retire.
This position was one that he held during the years 1990 to 1993. In order to fulfill his obligation to serve in the military, Eagon enlisted in the Ohio National Guard in the year 1956. In addition, from the years 1976 to 1979, Eagon held the position of commanding commander of the 1st Battalion, 166th Infantry. It was Eagon who fulfilled this function in the group.
In the Ohio National Guard, Eagon and his father, who held the rank of Brigadier General Herbert B. Eagon Sr., made history by being the first father-and-son general officers to serve in the same unit at the same time. Eagon’s father had the rank of Brigadier General Herbert B. Eagon Sr. Herbert B. Eagon Sr., Eagon’s father, was a Brigadier General in the United States Army.
(The Ohio National Guard Heritage Centre is home to a wide variety of collections, and the materials that were used to compile this exhibition were drawn from among those that are housed there.)