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LTG Hugh Aloysius Drum

LTG Hugh Aloysius Drum

Birth
Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan, USA
Death 3 Oct 1951 (aged 72)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Site 1447-RH
Memorial ID 12923 · View Source
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United States Army Lieutenant General. Born at Fort Brady near Sault Sainte Marie, he attended Boston College and received a Second Lieutenant's commission in 1898, in recognition of his father's Spanish-American War heroism. (He received his degree in 1921). He served in the Philippines and received the Silver Star following the Battle of Bayan. He served on the 1914 Veracruz Expedition, and took part in the Pancho Villa Expedition. During World War I he was First Army's Chief of Staff, and received the Distinguished Service Medal for planning the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. After the war he was Commandant of the Command and General Staff College, Commander of the 1st Infantry Division, Inspector General, Commander of the V Corps Area, Deputy Army Chief of Staff, Hawaiian Department Commander, and First Army Commander. He hoped to become Army Chief of Staff in 1939, but George Marshall was selected. Drum then expected to lead the World War II invasion of Europe, but did not perform well at the 1941 Carolina Maneuvers, which caused the selection of Dwight Eisenhower. After retiring in 1943 he commanded the volunteer New York Guard, was President of the company that managed the Empire State Building.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Added: 12 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12923
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTG Hugh Aloysius Drum (19 Sep 1879–3 Oct 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12923, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .