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.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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