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Arthur William Pence, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star medal, Typhus Commission medal. Member Society American Military Engineers.


Pence, Arthur William was born on July 18, 1898 in Fort Monroe, Virginia, United States. Son of William Perry and Alice (Dunbar) Pence.


Graduate Polytechnic Preparatory School, Brooklyn, 1915, Columbia Preparatory School, Washington, 1916. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1918.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1918, advanced through grades to major general, 1948, junior officer United States, P.I., 1918-1928. In charge R.O.T.C. unit U. Alabama, 1928-1932. Assigned United States area engineer, Greenville, Mississippi, 1932-1933.

In charge tunnel construction Fort Peck Dam, Montana, 1933-1937. Graduated from Command and General staff schedul, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1937-1938. Instructor Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1938-1941.

Executive officer construction Atlantic bases, New York, 1941-1942. Deputy engineer S.O.S., E.T.O., 1942. Engineer Mediterranean Base section, 1942.

Commanding general Eastern Base section, Tunisia, 1943, Peninsular Base section, Italy, 1943-1944. Commandant School Logistics, Fort Leavenworth, 1944-1948. Chief of staff Engineer Center, Fort Belvoir, 1948-1949.

United States district engineer, Nashville, 1949-1950. United States division engineer, Cincinnati, 1950-1951. Assistant chief C.E., Washington, 1951-1953.

Commanding general 6th Armored Division, Fort Leonard Wood, 1953-1954, commanding general Engineer Center, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, since 1954.


Member Society American Military Engineers.


Married Elizabeth E. Fuller, September 5, 1923. Children: Arthur William, William Fuller, Betty Sue.

William Perry Pence

Alice (Dunbar) Pence

Elizabeth E. Fuller

Arthur William Pence

William Fuller Pence

Betty Sue Pence