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
Read our general and most popular articles
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.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard