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Richard Clare Partridge, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion Merit with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Purple Heart (United States), Commander Order British Empire (Great Britain), Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with palm (France), Order of Kutusov, 2d class (Russia), Croix de Guerre with palm (Belgium), Korean Distinguished Military Service Medal.


Partridge, Richard Clare was born on February 15, 1899 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of George Fairbanks and Elenora Rose (Clare) Partridge.


Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1919. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1920. Graduate Field Artillery School, basic course, 1921, Command and General staff schedul, 1936, German War Academy, 1939.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1920, advanced through the grades to major general, 1952. Attached to the American Embassy in Germany, 1938-1940. Military attache Budapest, 1940-1942.

Interned, Lisbon, Portugal, January-May 1942. With Allied Force Headquarters, England and North Africa, August 1942-May 1943. With 15th Army Group, Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, June-November 1943.

With Headquarters 1st Army Group England, December 1943-April 1944. With Headquarters VII Corps, England, France, Belgium and Germany from April 1944, became chief of staff (VII Corps), September 1944. Wounded while commanding 358th Infantry, 90th Division, Normandy, July 1944.

Deputy chief of staff 7th Army, 1950-1952. Assistant chief of staff G-2 United States Army, 1952-1953. Division commander Germany, 1954-1955.

Chief Special Act. Division Hq. United States Army Europe, 1955-1956. Chief JUSMAG, Thailand, 1956-1959.


Member Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy.


Married Margaret Barton, October 5, 1922. Children: Margaret Barton, Clare.

George Fairbanks Partridge

Elenora Rose (Clare) Partridge

Margaret Barton

Clare Partridge

Margaret Barton Partridge