John E. Theimer; Major General Led Presidio Unit

Maj. Gen. John E. Theimer, 93, former commander of the Presidio's XV Corps and deputy commander of the 6th Army, died Thursday at his home in San Francisco.

Theimer graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1929 and was commissioned in field artillery.

During WWII, he commanded the 695th Armored Artillery Battalion in France and Germany and the 5th Armored Artillery Group. Later, he was stationed at the Pentagon.

Before retiring in 1965, Theimer commanded the XV Corps and was a deputy commander of the 6th Army.

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