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army officer.

Eugene Mead Caffey, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit (3 awards), Bronze Star, Purple Heart; Order of British Empire, other foreign decorations. member of law firm Darden & Caffey, 1957-1959, Darden, Caffey & Mechem, 1959-1960, Darden & Caffey, 1961.; Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

Caffey, Eugene Mead was born on December 21, 1895 in Decatur, Georgia, United States. Son of Lochlin Washington and Helen Eugenia (Mead) Caffey.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1918. Engineer School, United States Army, 1919-1920. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1933.

National War College, 1948.

Career

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, United States Army, 1918, advanced through grades to Judge Advisory General of Army, 1954. Served in C.E., 1918-1930, surveys Republic of Panama, 1922-1926, Tacna Africa, Plebiscitary Commission, 1926, American Electoral Mission to Nicaragua, 1928-1929, Nicaragua Canal Survey, 1929-1930. With Judge Advisory General’s Department, 1930-1941, counsel for Philippine Government, also secretary war, 1935-1940.

With C.E., 1941-1947, commanded 20th Engineer Combat Regiment, Morocco and Tunisia, 1st Engineer Special Brigade, Sicily, Italy and Normandy. Judge Advisory General’s Department, 1947-1956, Judge Advisory General of Army, 1954-1956. Retired, 1956; member of law firm Darden & Caffey, 1957-1959, Darden, Caffey & Mechem, 1959-1960, Darden & Caffey, 1961.

Membership

Member of law firm Darden & Caffey, 1957-1959, Darden, Caffey & Mechem, 1959-1960, Darden & Caffey, 1961. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Catherine Frances Howell, June 12, 1918. Children: Eugene Mead, Catherine Howell (Mistress.

father:
Lochlin Washington Caffey

mother:
Helen Eugenia (Mead) Caffey

spouse:
Catherine Frances Howell

children:
Eugene Mead Caffey

Catherine Howell (Mrs Caffey