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Major General (Ret.) Warren L. Freeman
(August 20, 1947 - May 17, 2014)

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Major General (Ret.) Warren L. Freeman

U.S. Veteran



1. Memorial Service: Wednesday June 18 (6 P.M.)

Location: D.C. Armory 2001 East Capitol Street, S.E. Washington, D.C. 20003-1719

Note: Family members should arrive at 5:00 P.M.

2. Funeral Service: Thursday June 19

Location: Israel Baptist Church 1251 Saratoga Avenue N.E. Washington, D.C. 20018

Visitation: 10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M.

Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Interment: Arlington National Cemetery date to be determined. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to DeCesaris Cancer Institution of Anne Arundel Medical Center 2001 Medical Parkway SAJAK Pavilion #550 Annapolis, Maryland 21401 in honor of Major General (Ret.) Warren L. Freeman.

On Saturday May 17, 2014, Major General (Ret.) Warren L. Freeman, of Gambrills, Maryland:

General Freeman began his military career in 1966.  He was commissioned in the Military Police Corps upon completion of the District of Columbia National Guard’s Officer Candidate School in 1969, at which time he was awarded the Erickson Trophy for Distinguished Graduate.  He has served in a variety of leadership positions throughout the District of Columbia Army National Guard.  His duties included, Platoon Leader, Company C, 171st Military Police Battalion, Assistant S3, 260th Military Police Group, Executive Officer, 260th Military Police Group, Military Support Officer, Headquarters, District of Columbia National Guard, Commander, 163rd Military Police Battalion, Deputy Brigade Commander, 260th Military Police Brigade, and Chief of Staff, District of Columbia Army National Guard.  He was appointed Commanding General of the District of Columbia National Guard in December 1995 by President Bill Clinton, where he served until he retired on 31 December 2002.

From January 2003 to August 2012, General Freeman served as the Commandant of the Forestville Military Academy.  This was the first public military academy in Maryland, located in Prince George’s County.  General Freeman has a Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree from Pacific-Western University, a Master of Science degree in Management from National-Louis University, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from National-Louis University in 1997.  General Freeman is also a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and completed Harvard University’s Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security.

His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (with Three Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with Four Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with One Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Reserve Component Achievement  Medal (with Four Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (with One Service Star), Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hour Glass Device), Army Service Ribbon, the Reserve Component Overseas Ribbon (with Numeral 3), Secretary of Defense Identification Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

General Freeman has served on the board of directors for the Boy Scouts of America and the Black United Fund.  He is a member of the U.S. Army War College Alumni Association, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Tuskegee Airmen Association and Buffalo Soldiers Association. He resides in Gambrills, Maryland with his wife Barbara Ann Lynch-Freeman.


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