DePuy, William E. (William Eugene), 1919-1992

William E. DePuy graduated from South Dakota State College in 1941 and was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant of Infantry from the Reserve Officers Training College (ROTC) program. He served with the 357th Infantry in Europe during World War II and was G-3 of the 90th Division at war's end. He went directly to the Command and General Staff College and then served on the War Department General Staff. His assignments were mostly in various staff positions; thus, DePuy did not serve in the Korean War. In 1953, he attended the Armed Forces Staff College and then was assigned as commanding officer (CO), 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division in Budingen, Germany. In 1960, he attended the British Imperial Defense College in London followed by 18 months in Schweinfurt, Germany, commanding the 1st Battle Group, 30th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division. In 1964, he became the Assistant Chief of Staff (C of S), J3 U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) and from March 1966 to March 1967, he was commanding general (CG), 1st Infantry Division, U.S. Army Vietnam (USARV) where he was promoted to major general on 1 April 1966. Back in the states, he again held various staff assignments until he was promoted lieutenant general and assumed duties of Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. His final assignment was commanding general, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Fort Monroe, Virginia, where he retired on June 30, 1977.

From the description of William E. DePuy photograph collection. 1939-1977. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 49780070


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