The obituary of Oren E. Hurlbut, which appeared in The Post Jan. 9 misspelled his last name. (Published 01/10/2000)
Oren E. Hurlburt, 88, an Army lieutenant general who retired in 1970 as the senior Army representative on the Defense Department Joint Logistics Review Board in Washington, died after a stroke Jan. 2 at his home in Arlington.
Gen. Hurlburt was a native of Brookfield, Mo., and a 1933 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, he was an aviation ordnance officer at Hickam Field in Hawaii. After a brief stint as assistant commandant of the Army Ordnance School at Aberdeen, he served in the Pacific for the remainder of the war.
He later held various commands before serving as chief for unit training and readiness for the Continental Army Command during the Cuban Missile Crisis. During the Vietnam War, he served as chief of logistics for the U.S. Army Pacific Command, supporting all Army forces in Vietnam.
His military decorations included the Bronze Star and three Distinguished Service Medals.
In retirement he served as chairman of the Board of the National Association for the Uniformed Services and as a board trustee of the West Point Association of Graduates. He was a member of Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Polly Hurlburt of Arlington; four children, Susan Speare of Woodbridge, Sallie Moritz of Tequesta, Fla., Dr. Sandra Earle of Shorewood, Wis., and Stephen Hurlburt of McLean; and eight grandchildren.