Brig. Gen. George W. Connell

                    April 15, 1924  -  August 18, 2004





Life Legacy


Brigadier General George W. Connell was born April 15, 1924 in Stamford, Texas to George and Ethel Duncan Connell. Following a short illness, he passed away on August 18, 2004.

He graduated from Texas A&M University class of 1945 and was commissioned a lieutenant in the U. S. Army Chemical Corps.
General Connell attended the University of Georgia and received a B.A. in Business from there he immediately attended Harvard University and received a M.B.A. in Business and graduated with distinction.

He served with the 89th Chemical Mortar Battalion in Germany during World War II where he was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism in ground combat. Geneal Connell had a long and distinguished career in the Army where he held numerous senior command and staff positions including Commander of the Army Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Directorate during which time he served on the National Security Council; Commanding General of Edgewood Arsenal in Aberdeen, Maryland; deputy Director of Research and Procurement for the Army Material Command where he chaired the committee to select the ArmyÂ’s new utility helicopter fleet; and Commander of the Department of Defense Property Disposal Command. He is a graduate of the ArmyÂ’s Command and Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He retired in July 1975 in the grade of Brigadier General after 33 years of service. Among his many military awards are five Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star, four Army Commendation Medals, and numerous service awards.

After retiring from the military, General Connell worked as the Director of Marketing for General Systems Company in Tehran, Iran form 1977 to 1979 when the Company was forced to leave Iran because of the ongoing Iranian Revolution.

He is survived by his wife of 56 wonderful years, the former Margaret Phillips.

After retirement they spent many happy years traveling together throughout the world.

General Connell was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing as often as he could. He was a proud Aggie who attended Musters throughout the World.





Born: April 15, 1924

Place of Birth: Stamford, TX

Death: August 18, 2004


This memorial provided by:
Porter Loring Funeral Home
SAN ANTONIO, TX