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army officer

Joseph Merit Tully, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star (United States), Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with palm (France).

Background

Tully, Joseph Merit was born on October 4, 1893 in Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of John Martin and Hannah Matilda (Busill) Tully.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1916. Graduate Cavalry School, troop officers course, 1923, Command and General staff schedul, 1926.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1916, advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1945. Served as commandant of cadets Norwich U., Northfield, Vermont, 1931-1935.

Connections

Married Fannie Larkin Smith, April. Children: Joseph Merit, Frances Smith (Mistress Harry A. Clark, Junior.

father:
John Martin Tully

mother:
Hannah Matilda (Busill) Tully

spouse:
Fannie Larkin Smith

children:
Frances Smith (Mistress Harry A. Clark Tully

Jr Tully

Joseph Merit Tully