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Manton Sprague Eddy
Lieutenant General, United States Army
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Manton Eddy PHOTO   Born at Chicago, Illinois, May 16, 1892, he was a student at the Shattuck Military School, 1909-13; graduated from the Infantry School Officers Course, 1920-21, advanced course, 1929-30; Command and General Staff School, 1932-34. He married Mamie Peabody Buttolph, November 23, 1921.

He was commissioned Second Lieutenant, 1916, and advanced through the grades to Lieutenant General. He served with the 4th Division, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in World War I, 1918-19; he became commander, 114th Infantry, 44th Division, October 1941; Assistant Division Commander, 9th Infantry Division, 1942; assigned to command the 9th Division, 1942 and led it through the Tunisian Campaign of World War II and then in the Sicilian Campaign in 1943, the Cherbourg Campaign and the liberation of France, 1944. He commanded XII Corps, 1944; commanded the 3rd Service Command and Deputy Commander, 2nd Army, 1946. Information Chief of the Army, 1947; Commanding General, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1948. Nominated as Commanding General, U.S. Army in Europe, 1950. His military decorations included the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Purple Heart (all U.S.) and the Honorary Companion, Order of the Bath (England), Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre (France), Order of War For The Fatherland, Medal for Valor (Russia), and Commander of the Order of Leopold (Belgium).

Following his retirement from the Army he resided in Columbus, Georgia, until his death on April 10, 1962. He was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.


EDDY, MANTON SPRAGUE
LT GEN USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/16/1892
DATE OF DEATH: 04/10/1962
DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/13/1962
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 2502-1 R
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

MS Eddy Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By Michael Robert Patterson, 1999

 MS Eddy Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, March 2006



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MS Eddy Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003