103rd Cactus Division


Anthony Clement McAuliffe

Commanding General of the 103rd Division

The three in the middle, Col. Meloy, MG McAuliffe and BG Pierce
Can anyone email who are the others?  ken.mcauliffe@juno.com
Silver Star
Bronze Star
First Oak Leaf
Presidential Unit
 Citation, First
Oak Leaf Cluster
British Distinguished
 Service Order
with bar
Legion of Honor
Croix De Guerre
Legion of Merit
Born July 2,1898 in Washington DC
Education West Virginia University / West Point graduate in Nov 1918
Death August 11 1975 in Chevy Chase, Maryland
Buried Arlington National Cemetery
Military ID 012263
  Second Lieutenant 1918
  Commander of Division Artillery 1944
  Acting Commander of 101st Airborne Division 1944
  Commanding General (rank of Major General) of the 103rd from Jan 8 1945 to end of the War
  Head of Army Chemical Corps
  Head of G-1, Army Personnel
  Commander of the 7th Army 1953
  Commander and chief of the US Army in Europe 1955
  Retired from Army in 1956
Follows an email from the General's nephew, he also supplied the new photo-
I find it easier to refer to General McAuliffe as Tony.
Tony's son was named John Hillary McAuliffe.  He was named after Tony's younger brother
who died suddenly in 1917, just days after Tony reported to West Point.
John Hillary was born in 1923.  He never married and lived with the family until 1944.  He tried to get into
West Point in 1943, but was unable to pass the physical.  While attending Georgetown University, he enlisted in
1944 and then went to Armored OCS at Fort Knox, Kentucky, getting his commission in 1945.  He served with
the 78th Infantry Division in the occupation of Europe.  After leaving the Army in 1949, he graduated from
George Washington University in 1952.  He died of cancer in 1979.  As you noticed, he is buried adjacent to
his father and mother at Arlington Cemetery.
Changing subjects
For your roster web page:
These people were transferred into the 103rd from the 101st Airborne Division with General McAuliffe:
Capt. Frederick D. Starrett, his aide.  Tony always referred to him as Ted.  Capt. Starrett was from Belfast, ME.
 He died in 1986. (Capt. Biebers of the 103rd was his other aide.)
Sgt. Irwin T. Brown, his driver.  He died in 1949.
PFC Woodrow Wilson, his orderly.  I have no other information on PFC Wilson
Kenneth J. McAuliffe Jr.