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army officer

Lewis Andrew Pick, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Cloud and Banner (China); Royal Order of Bath (Britain). Member American Society C.E., Society American Military Engineers, Theta Chi, Chi Epsilon.

Background

Pick, Lewis Andrew was born on November 18, 1890 in Brookneal, Virginia, United States. Son of George and Annie (Crouch) Pick.

Education

Bachelor of Science Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1914. Graduate Engineers School Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1924, Command and General staff schedul, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1934, Army War College, Fort Humphries, District of Columbia, 1939.

Career

1 son, Lewis Andrew, Junior Civil engineer with Southern Railway, 1914-1916. Commissioned First lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, 1917, advancing to Lieutenant general, 1951. Commanded Company E, 23d Engineers, American Expeditionary Force, France, 1917.

On duty in Philippines, 1920-1923. United States district engineer, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1925-1928. Instructor Command and General staff schedul, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1934-1938.

Executive officer to div. engineer, Ohio River Division, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1939-1941. Division engineer, Missouri River Division, Omaha, Nebraska, 1942-September 1943. Commanded Advance Section 3, China-Burma-India, in charge construction Ledo Road, 1943-1945.

Assigned Missouri River Division engrs., 1945. Commander 5th army emergency relief in midwest, Operation Snowbound, February 1949. Chief of engrs., Department of Army, March 1949.

Vice chairman Georgia-Pacific Plywood Company, since 1953.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author of the Pick Plan for development of Missouri River Basin.

Membership

Member American Society C.E., Society American Military Engineers, Theta Chi, Chi Epsilon.

Connections

Married Alice Cary, December 15, 1925.

father:
George Pick

mother:
Annie (Crouch) Pick

spouse:
Alice Cary