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Basic Information
Place of birth [[|]], [[|]], [[]]
Place of death [[|]], [[|]], [[]]
Cause of death
Buried at
Alma mater
Nickname Mack;
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army

Service # Officer -

Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Organization or Command Title / Position Branch Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Civilian/Military Career
[[File: [[]]
Milton Academy Student - Milton, Massachusetts 1903 1907
Harvard University Student - Cambridge, Massachusetts 1907 1911
Officer Candidate School Instructor France
2nd Infantry Division (US) 9th Infantry:
3rd Infantry Brigade:
2nd Division
Adjutant & Operations Officer 2nd Lieutenant -
2nd Infantry Division (US) 9th Infantry:
3rd Infantry Brigade:
2nd Division
acting Commanding Officer Major France 15 Oct 1918 24 Oct 1918
2nd Infantry Division (US) 9th Infantry:
3rd Infantry Brigade:
2nd Division
unknown Major -
Lieutenant Colonel
France 24 Oct 1918 00 Sep 1919
American Legion State Commander - Iowa 1920 1921
American Legion National Commander - Indianapolis, Indiana 1921 1922
349th Infantry Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Iowa City, Iowa 24 Dec 1921 17 Mar 1922
Republican Service League Founder & Member - 1924
George Washington Bicentennial Commission Member - - Washington, D.C. 31 Jan 1925 00 Jun 1930
United States Assistant Secretary of War - Washington, D.C. 16 Oct 1925 12 Jan 1928
United States Minister to Canada - 29 Aug 1930 15 Aug 1932
America First Committee Member 1941 04 Dec 1941
[[File: Buna Task Force Commander Brigadier General
[[File: 158th Regimental Combat Team ("Bushmasters") Commanding Officer Brigadier General Philippines
103rd Infantry Division 103rd Infantry Division (OR) Commanding General Major General 1947 1961
Civilian Career

Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Appointment Age Date of Rank Accepted
National Army
1st Lieutenant (US Infantry)
1st Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
Captain (US Infantry)
US Army Infantry Insignia
Major (US Infantry)
US Army Infantry Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel (US Infantry)
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
Army of the United States
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 03 Aug 1942 52 unknown unknown
Major General (USA)
Major General 31 Mar 1949
Retired 30 Sep 1951
Lieutenant General (USA)
Lieutenant General 07 Aug 1956 66 07 Aug 1956 07 Aug 1956

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Distinguished Service Cross (2 Oakleaf) Distinguished Service Cross w/ two oak leaf clusters
Army Distinguished Service Medal Army Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit
Silver Star (2OLC) Silver Star Medal w/ two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star (1 Oakleaf) Bronze Star Medal w/ one oak leaf cluster
Purple Heart (1 Oakleaf) Purple Heart w/ one oak leaf cluster
Air Medal Air Medal
Unit Awards
Presidential Unit Citation Presidential Unit Citation
Non-Military Decorations
Service/Campaign Medals
Mexican Border Service Medal Mexican Border Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal (4 stars) World War I Victory Medal w/ four campaign stars
Army of Occupation of Germany Army of Occupation of Germany Medal
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
National Defense Service Medal National Defense Service Medal
Foreign Personal Decorations
Legion of Honour (Commander) National Order of the Legion of Honor - Commander (French Republic)
Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 (3 Palms) Cross of War 1914-1918 w/ three palms (French Republic)
War Merit Cross (Italy) War Merit Cross (Kingdom of Italy)
Philippine Legion of Honor Legion of Honor (Republic of the Philippines)
Foreign Unit Awards
Cross of War Fourragère (French Republic)
Foreign Service Awards
Philippine Liberation Medal Liberation Medal (Republic of the Philippines)
Identification Badges
[[File: 158th Regimental Combat Team
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia - Former Wartime Service patch
(worn from - )
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Seven Overseas Service Bars
Overseas Service Bar (WWI) Three Overseas Service Chevrons


Mexican Expedition (15 Mar 1916 - 08 Jan 1917)

World War I (06 Apr 1917 - 11 Nov 1918)

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



  • awarded Distinguished Service Cross (2ndOLC) & Legion of Merit by MacArthur


Name Relation Lifespan Notes
Immediate Family
Extended Family


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