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General
Thomas Troy Handy
Thomas T. Handy2

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born March 11, 1892
place/birth Spring City, Rhea County,
Tennessee
Died April 12, 1982 (aged 90)
Place/death Brooke Army Medical Center,
Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio,
Bexar County, Texas
Cause/death
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Alma Hudson
Alma mater Virginia Military Institute
Nickname
Nationality
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/service

Service #

In-depth Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Position Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
7th Field Artillery Regiment 1st Lieutenant 30 Nov 1916 30 Nov 1916
5th Field Artillery Regiment 1st Lieutenant
Captain
30 Nov 1916 1918
42nd Infantry Division 42nd Infantry Division Aide-de-camp Captain European Theater 1918 1918
151st Field Artillery Regiment Major European Theater 1918 1919
Field Artillery School Student Officer,
Battery Commanders' Course
Major Fort Sill, Oklahoma 1919 1920
Virginia Military Institute Instructor Captain Lexington, Virginia Apr, 1921 1925
Field Artillery School Student Officer,
Advanced Course
Captain Fort Sill, Oklahoma 1925 1926
Command and General Staff School Student Officer Captain Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1926 1927
3rd Field Artillery Brigade Executive Officer Major Camp Lewis, Washington 1928 1929
Panama Canal Department Panama Canal Department Assistant Chief of Staff US Army General Staff Insignia Major Quarry Heights, Panama 13 Jul 1929 12 Jun 1931
Field Artillery School Instructor Major Fort Sill, Oklahoma 00 Jul 1931 1934
Army War College Student Officer Major Washington Barracks 1934 1935
Naval War College Student Officer Major Newport, Rhode Island 1935 1936
War Department General Staff Chief, Operations Section,
War Plans Division
US Army General Staff Insignia Major
Lieutenant Colonel
Washington, D.C. 14 Aug 1936 25 Jul 1940
78th Field Artillery Battalion Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel
Colonel
[[|]] 1940 1941
War Department General Staff Attached to the
War Plans Division
US Army General Staff Insignia Brigadier General Washington, D.C. 24 Dec 1941 24 Jun 1942
War Department General Staff Assistant Chief of Staff,
Operations Division
US Army General Staff Insignia Major General
Lieutenant General
Washington, D.C. 24 Jun 1942 21 Oct 1944
War Department General Staff Deputy Chief of Staff US Army General Staff Insignia Lieutenant General
General
Washington, D.C. 21 Oct 1944 01 Sep 1947
Fourth Army (United States) Fourth Army Commanding General General Fort Sam Houston, Texas 17 Sep 1947 22 Aug 1949
US Army Europe European Command Commanding General General Heidelberg, Germany 02 Sep 1949 01 Aug 1952
US Army Europe United States Army Europe Commander-in-Chief General Heidelberg, Germany 01 Aug 1952 12 Aug, 1952
United States European Command Deputy Commander-in-Chief General Frankfurt, Germany 01 Aug 1952 31 Mar 1954
Civilian Career
Cadet,
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, Virginia 26 Sep 1911 26 Jun 1914

Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Appointment Age Date of Rank Accepted
Regular Army
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Artillery alternative)
2nd Lieutenant
US Army Field Artillery Insignia
30 Nov, 1916 24 1 Dec, 1916
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Artillery)
1st Lieutenant
US Army Field Artillery Insignia
30 Nov, 1916 24
O-3
Captain (US Artillery)
Captain
US Army Field Artillery Insignia
9 Feb, 1918 25
O-4
Major (US Artillery)
Major
US Army Field Artillery Insignia
4 Aug, 1928 36
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Artillery)
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Field Artillery Insignia
1 Sept, 1938 46
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 1 Sept, 1943 51
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General 6 Oct, 1944 52 22 Jun, 1946
Retired 31 Mar, 1954
O-10
General (USA)
General
(Retired list)
1 Apr, 1954 62
Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Appointment Age Date of Rank Accepted
National Army
O-3
Captain (US Artillery)
Captain
US Army Field Artillery Insignia
5 Aug, 1917 25
O-4
Major (US Artillery)
Major
US Army Field Artillery Insignia
3 Oct, 1918 26 14 Oct, 1918
Honorable Discharge 13 Feb, 1920
Army of the United States
O-6
Colonel (US Artillery)
Colonel
US Army Field Artillery Insignia
14 Oct, 1941 49 18 Oct, 1941
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 27 Mar, 1942 50
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General 7 Jul, 1942 50
O-9
Lieutenant General (USA)
Lieutenant General 2 Sept, 1944 52
O-10
General (USA)
General 13 Mar, 1945 53 29 Mar, 1945

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Distinguished Service Cross Distinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal (2 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal
(two oak leaf clusters)
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit
Non-Military Decorations
Distinguished Civilian Service Award (DoD) Distinguished Civilian Service Award
Service/Campaign Medals
Mexican Border Service Medal Mexican Border Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal (5 stars) World War I Victory Medal
(five campaign clasps)
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
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal
(Germany clasp)
National Defense Service Medal National Defense Service Medal
Identification Badges
Army General Staff Identification Badge
Army Staff Identification Badge
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) 1 Overseas Service Bar
Overseas Service Bar (WWI) 3 Overseas Service Chevrons
Foreign Personal Decorations
Order of Leopold (Grand Cross) Belgian Order of Leopold Grand Cross
Cross of War 1940-1945 (palm) Belgian Cross of War 1940-1945 Palm
Order of the British Empire British Order of the British Empire Knight Commander
Order of the Cloud and Banner, Grand Cordon Chinese Order of the Cloud and Banner Grand Cordon
Legion of Honour (Grand Officer) French Order of the Legion of Honour Grand Cross
Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 (Palm) French Cross of War 1914-1918 palm
Star of Abdon Calderon, I Class Ecuadorian Order of Abdon Calderón I class
Order of Military Merit (Mexico) Mexican Order of Military Merit I class

Battles/WarsEdit

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

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Thomas Troy Handy

ReferencesEdit

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