William Elbridge Chickering (1895-1959)
Born in Smithville, New Jersey on January 8, 1895.
Commissioned in the Infantry in 1917. Served with the 7th Infantry, American Expeditionary Force at Champagne-Marne, Aisne-Marne, St, Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne 1917-1918. Wounded and taken prisoner on October 3, 1918.
Aide-de-camp to Brigadier General Fred W. Sladen in 1921. Transferred to the Adjutant Generals Department in 1927. Assistant Adjutant General in the Philippine Department July 1933-May 1936. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1937. Duty in the Adjutant Generals office 1938-1940.
Deputy Administrator of Export Control in the War Department 1940-1941, then with the Army Group in the War Department 1941-1942. Adjutant General, then Chief of Staff at Headquarters of Services of Supply, U.S. Army Forces in the Middle East July 1942-November 1943. Director of the Army Postal Service 1943-1946. Brigadier General in January 1944. Retired in February 1946. Decorations included the Silver Star, two Legions of Merit and the Purple Heart.
Died on March 2, 1959
CHICKERING, WILLIAM ELBRIDGE
- B/GEN USA
- DATE OF BIRTH: 01/08/1895
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/02/1959
- BURIED AT: SECTION 4 SITE 3056LH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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