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InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born 17 January 1902
Place of birth Orange, Orange County, Texas
Died 19 August 1992
Place of death Washington, D.C.
Cause of death Respiratory failure
Resting place Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Lorraine Heath (m. 192? - 1992; his death)
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Nickname none known
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/service USMA : 01 July 1920 - 12 June 1924;
Regular Army : 12 June 1924 - 31 March 1962
Service # Officer - 15842

Career SummaryEdit

Command or Organization Insignia Branch Location Begin Date End Date
Civilian
Cadet
Cadet — United States Military Academy West Point, New York 01 July 1920 12 June 1924
2nd Lieutenant Insignia Second Lieutenant, Infantry (13 June 1924)
23rd Infantry
(attached to 2nd Division)
2nd Infantry Division (US) Fort Sam Houston, Texas 13 September 1924 10 June 1927
31st Infantry
(attached to Philippine Division)
12th Infantry Division Manila, Philippines 05 July 1927 12 October 1929
23rd Infantry
(attached to 2nd Division)
2nd Infantry Division (US) Fort Sam Houston, Texas 30 January 1930 --
1st Lieutenant Insignia First Lieutenant, Infantry (18 December 1929)
23rd Infantry
(attached to 2nd Division)
2nd Infantry Division (US) Fort Sam Houston, Texas -- 31 August 1932
Student Officer — Infantry School — Company Officers' Course Fort Benning, Georgia 01 September 1933 22 May 1933
dutyCivilian Conservation Corps Fort Benning, Georgia;
Nahunta, Georgia;
Brookhaven, Mississippi
22 May 1933 15 September 1933
Company D — 29th Infantry
(attached to 4th Division)
4th Infantry Division Fort Benning, Georgia 15 September 1933 15 September 1934
Assistant Adjutant — 29th Infantry Fort Benning, Georgia 15 September 1934 18 April 1935
Commander — Company D — United States Corps of Cadets
(attached to Department of Tactics, United States Military Academy)
West Point, New York 01 June 1935 --
Captain insignia Captain, Infantry (01 August 1935)
Commander — Company D — United States Corps of Cadets
(attached to Department of Tactics, United States Military Academy)
West Point, New York -- 18 June 1937
Command and General Staff School Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 01 September 1937 21 June 1938
Commander - Headquarters Company - 19th Infantry
(attached to Hawaiian Division)
Hawaiian Division Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 30 September 1938 14 September 1939
Regimental Intelligence Officer / Athletic Officer — 19th Infantry
(attached to Hawaiian Division)
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 14 September 1939 15 December 1939
Regimental Adjutant / Regimental Baseball Coach — 19th Infantry
(attached to Hawaiian Division)
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 15 December 1939 1940
11th Infantry
(attached to 5th Division)
5th Infantry Division Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana 01 August 1940 15 September 1940
Aide-de-camp to Major General Joseph M. Cummins (CG — 6th Division) 6th Infantry Division
Aide to Major General
Fort Custer, Michigan 16 September 1940 --
Major insignia Major, Infantry (31 January 1941)
Aide-de-camp to Major General Joseph M. Cummins (CG — 6th Division) 6th Infantry Division
Aide to Major General
Fort Custer, Michigan -- 25 Jul 1941
Aide-de-camp to Major General Joseph M. Cummins (CG — VI Corps) VI US Corps Chicago, Illinois 26 Jul 1941 20 November 1941
G-3 Section Training — Third Army Third Army (United States) San Antonio, Texas 29 November 1941 --
Lieutenant Colonel insignia Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry (24 December 1941)
G-3 Section Training — Third Army Third Army (United States) San Antonio, Texas -- 31 May 1942
Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 — Third Army US Army General Staff Insignia San Antonio, Texas 01 June 1942 --
Colonel insignia Colonel, Infantry (09 July 1942)
Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 — Third Army Third Army (United States) US Army General Staff Insignia San Antonio, Texas -- 25 January 1943
Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 — Sixth Army Sixth Army alternative (United States) Southwest Pacific Area 26 January 1943 --
U.S. Army General Flag (Brigadier General, plain) Brigadier General (12 November 1944)
Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 — Sixth Army Sixth Army alternative (United States) US Army General Staff Insignia Southwest Pacific Area -- 30 November 1945
Member — Joint Operations Review Board Washington, D.C. 04 January 1946 28 June 1946
Deputy Commandant — Armed Forces Staff College Washington, D.C.;
Norfolk, Virginia
29 June 1946 15 April 1949
Deputy Commander — Trieste United States Troops (TRUST) /
Director General of Civil Affairs — Allied Military Government
88th Infantry Division alternative Free Territory of Trieste 09 June 1949 00 November 1950
U.S. Army General Flag (Major General, plain) Major General
Chief of Plans Division, G-3
Headquarters, Department of the Army
US Army General Staff Insignia The Pentagon 00 November 1950 05 August 1952
Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, Operations
Headquarters, Department of the Army
The Pentagon 05 August 1952 31 March 1954
Commanding General4th Infantry Division 4th Infantry Division Frankfurt, Germany 00 May 1954 00 May 1955
CommandantArmy War College Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 00 May 1955 --
U.S. Army General Flag (Lieutenant General, plain) Lieutenant General (10 October 1955)
Commandant — Army War College Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pennsylvania -- 00 January 1956
Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations /
Operations Deputy for Joint Chiefs of Staff activities
US Army General Staff Insignia The Pentagon 03 January 1956 31 May 1958
Commanding GeneralSeventh Army Seventh Army (United States) Heidelberg, Germany 01 July 1958 01 April 1959
U.S. Army General Flag (General, plain) General (01 April 1959)
Commander-in-ChiefUnited States Army Europe (CINCUSAREUR) /
Commander — Central Army Group (COMCENTAG)
US Army Europe Heidelberg, Germany 01 April 1959 20 October 1960
Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army (VCSA)
Headquarters, Department of the Army
US Army General Staff Insignia The Pentagon 01 November 1960 31 March 1962
Post-Retirement
Vice President — Universal Match Corporation
Director & Corporate Representative — Universal Match Corporation
Member — Board of Directors — Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association 1962 1980
Chairman — Board of Directors — Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association 1980 1982

Dates of RankEdit

Awards and DecorationsEdit

United States Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal (1 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal one oak leaf cluster
Silver Star Silver Star Medal
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Bronze Star Medal
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4 Stars) Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal four service stars
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal "Japan" clasp
National Defense Service Medal (1 Service Star) National Defense Service Medal one service star
Foreign Personal Decorations
Distinguished Service Star (Philippines) Philippine Distinguished Service Star Flag of the Philippines Republic of the Philippines
Foreign Unit Awards
Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Flag of the Philippines Republic of the Philippines
Foreign Service Awards
Philippine Liberation Medal Philippine Liberation Medal Flag of the Philippines Republic of the Philippines
Identification Badges
Army General Staff Identification Badge
Army Staff Identification Badge
Sixth Army alternative (United States) Sixth Army Shoulder Sleeve Insignia -
Former Wartime Service patch
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Six Overseas Service Bars
Miscellaneous Awards & Honors
  • Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy (1924)

Battles/Wars ParticipationEdit

World War II (08 Dec 1941 - 02 Sept 1945)

Korean War (07 Jul 1950 - 27 Jul 1953)

Foreign and Overseas ServiceEdit

Quotes / ReflectionsEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

Name Relation Lifespan Notes
Immediate Family
Extended Family

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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