Almond, Edward M. (Edward Mallory), 1892-1979

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Edward Mallory Almond (1892-1979), born Luray, Virginia, and commissioned into the infantry in 1916 after earning a B.S. from the Virginia Military Institute, he served more than 35 years in the military. He earned degrees from the Command and General Staff School in 1930, the Army War College in 1934, and the Naval War College in 1940. Later, in 1951, he served as commandant of the Army War College. His active duty service included the Meuse-Argonne and Aisne-Marne Offensives in France during WWI with the 4th Division. Made a brigadier general in March 1942, he continued service as assistant division commander and then commanding general of the 93rd infantry division March 1942-August 1945. During that time, he rose to the rank of major general. He was then commanding general of the 2nd Infantry division. During the Korean War, he served X Corps August 1950-July 1951, retiring as lieutenant general in January 1953. Honors included the Distinguished Service Cross, two Distinguished Service Medals, two Silver Stars, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Bronze Stars, sixteen Air Medals, three Commendation Ribbons, and the Purple Heart.

From the description of Almond, Edward M. (Edward Mallory), 1892-1979 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10570645

Native of Luray, Va.; graduate of Virginia Military Institute, Lexington; U.S. Army officer during World War II and the Korean War on the staff of General Douglas MacArthur; rose to the rank of general.

From the description of Papers, 1916-1979. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 32965937

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referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [NOV. 18]
creatorOf Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance. 1797 - 1988. Transcripts of Proceedings of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Hearings on Ammunition Shortages in the Far East During the Korean War
creatorOf Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920-2010. James J. Kilpatrick papers [manuscript], 1925-1966 (bulk 1950-1966). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. SECNAV FRANCIS P. MATTHEWS TOURS THE FAR EAST
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. EVACUATION OF HUNGNAM, KOREA
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. FILM CLIPS OF GEN HOYT S. VANDENBERG
referencedIn Appleman, Roy Edgar. Roy Appleman collection, 1945-1989. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Sink, Robert Frederick, 1905-1965. Robert Frederick Sink papers, 1908-1966 [manuscript]. East Carolina University, Joyner Library
creatorOf Almond, Edward M. (Edward Mallory), 1892-1979. Edward M. Almond Collection. Virginia Military Institute, Preston Library
creatorOf Almond, Edward Mallory, 1892-1979. Papers, 1916-1979. Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003. Strom Thurmond Special Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee Series. 1928-1966, 1961-1966. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. ACTIVITY AT HUNGNAM HARBOR, KOREA
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associatedWith Almond family. family
associatedWith Appleman, Roy Edgar. person
associatedWith Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920-2010. person
associatedWith MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964. person
associatedWith Sink, Robert Frederick, 1905-1965. person
associatedWith Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003. person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Corps, 10th corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia Military Institute corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia Military Institute. Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia Military Institute. Class of 1915. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Luray (Va.)
Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean--Inchon
Page County (Va.)
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World War, 1939-1945--Biography
Korean War, 1950-1953--Biography
Korean War, 1950-1953--Photography
World War, 1939-1945--Photography
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Birth 1892-12-12

Death 1979-06-11

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