Edwin Daviess Patrick Edit Profile
Student Indiana U., 1912-1915. University of Michigan, 1915-1916.
Patrick was raised in Tell City, Indiana, and was commissioned in the Indiana National Guard in 1915 following his graduation from college. He fought in World War I and participated in the Saint-Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. He was the commander of the task forces in the battles of Wakde and Noemfoor.
Afterwards, he was given command of the 6th Infantry Division. He was mortally wounded in action on 14 March 1945 during the Philippines campaign of 1944-45 while leading his men. He was one of only three American division commanders to die in combat action in World War II. A Navy transport ship, USNS General Edwin D. Patrick (T-AP-124), was named in his honor.
Served on Mexican border, 1917-1918. Member Phi Delta Theta.
Married Nellie May Bowen, May 15, 1925. Children: Edwin Daviess, Thomas Bowen, (stepson) Ulric Boquet.