MG Innis Palmer Swift

MG Innis Palmer Swift

Birth
Fort Laramie, Goshen County, Wyoming, USA
Death 3 Nov 1953 (aged 71)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section AI, Site 105
Memorial ID 35268559 · View Source
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United States Army General. He was the son of United States Army Major General Eben Swift and Susan Palmer. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1904, and was assigned to cavalry service at Fort Clark. After attending Mounted Service School he served in the Philippines, where General John J. Pershing selected him as his aide-de-Camp. He served in Mexico with the 13th Cavalry Regiment. During World War I he was Assistant Chief of Staff of the 86th Division. He graduated from the United States Army Command and General Staff School in 1923 and remained at the school as a faculty member until 1929. In 1936 he was assigned to Fort Bliss where he commanded the 8th Cavalry Regiment and then the 2nd Cavalry Brigade. He was promoted to Major General in 1941 and commander of Fort Bliss. He oversaw the conversion of the 1st Cavalry Division from horse to mechanized cavalry and in the early part of World War II commanded the division in the South Pacific. In 1944 he was Commanding General of the task force the recaptured the Admiralty Islands. Later he was made commander of I Corps and participated in the conquest of the Philippines. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit as well as the Order of the Aztec Eagle from the Mexican Government. He retired from active service in 1946 and lived in San Antonio with his wife Lucille. They had four daughters, Pamela, Lucille, Susanne and Sally. He died at Brooke Army Medical Center after a heart attack.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MG Innis Palmer Swift (7 Feb 1882–3 Nov 1953), Find a Grave Memorial no. 35268559, citing Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .