Miles Andrew Cowles – Brigadier General, United States Army

Miles Andrew Cowles (1894-1974)

Born on May 19, 1894 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Attended Davidson College 1912-1913. Commissioned in the Field Artillery from West Point in 1917.

Served with the 13th Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Force in 1918 at Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne.

Attended the University of Chicago 1923-1925. Instructor at West Point 1929-1934. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1936. Duty in Hawaii with the 13th Field Artillery, then at Headquarters of the Hawaiian Department 1936-1939. Instructor at the Field Artillery School 1940-1943.

Brigadier General in March 1943. Commanding General of 36th Division Artillery 1943-1944. Commandant of Tank Destroyer School 1944-1945.

Reverted to Colonel in February 1946. Retired as Brigadier General in July 1953. Decorations included the Silver Star. Died on May 21, 1974.


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