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Hugh J. Gaffey Edit Profile

army officer.

Hugh J. Gaffey, American army officer. Decorated Silver Star citation, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit. Member Delta Kappa Epsilon.

Background

Gaffey, Hugh J. was born on November 18, 1895 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Peter John and Anne Elizabeth (Conley) Gaffey.

Education

Graduate Worcester (Massachusetts) Academy, 1916. Student of University of Pennsylvania, 1916-1917. Graduate Field Artillery School, 1923, Command and General staff schedul, 1936.

Career

1 daughter, Eleanor Anne, Commissioned Second lieutenant, Field Artillery, August 15, 1917, and advanced through the grades to major general, April 28, 1943. Chief of staff 3d Army, for Lieutenant General George Patton. Commander 2d Armored Division, landings in Africa, Sicily.

Now commander 4th Armored Division sent to rescue of Bastogne.

Membership

Member Delta Kappa Epsilon.

Connections

Married Eleanor Schmitt, January 5, 1922.

father:
Peter John Gaffey

mother:
Anne Elizabeth (Conley) Gaffey

spouse:
Eleanor Schmitt