Charles Granville Dodge, 78, a retired Army lieutenant general who commanded the First Cavalry Division in Korea during the war there and who later was the Army chief of information, died of pneumonia and emphysema Oct. 13 at Walter Reed Army Hospital.

Gen. Dodge, a resident of McLean, was born in Maplewood, N.J. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1930. He was commissioned in the horse cavalry but was later transferred to armored units. During World War II, he was chief of staff of the Eighth Armored Division and fought in France, Holland, Germany and Czechoslovakia.

His assignments after Korea included his work as chief of information for the Army. He was was commanding general of the Fifth Army at Fort Sheridan, Ill., when he retired in 1966.

He then moved here and became executive vice president of the Association of the U.S. Army. He held that post for 10 years before retiring a second time.

His first wife, Elizabeth Marrack Dodge, died in 1983. Survivors include his wife, Patricia D. Dodge of McLean; two children of his first marriage, Sue D. Casner of Alexandria, and Charles Tyler Dodge of Birmingham, Ala., and three grandchildren.