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army officer

Thomas Alexander Terry, American army officer. Awarded Victory Medal, 1919.


Terry, Thomas Alexander was born on November 22, 1885 in Abbeville, Alabama, United States. Son of Thomas Alexander and Malinda Caroline (Gamble) Terry.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1908. Graduate Coast Artillery School, 1926, Command and General staff schedul, 1927, Army War College, 1932. Honorary Doctor of Science, Boston University, 1942.

Doctor of Laws, University Delaware, 1943, Manhattan College, New York City, 1944.


1 son, Thomas Alexander. Commissioned Second lieutenant, 1908, advanced through successive ranks to brigadier general, 1940, major general (temporary), October 1, 1940. Stationed various posts in the United States and Panama Canal Zone, 1908-1918.

In France with 58th Coast Artillery, 1918-1919. Assigned to command 2d Service Command, April 1942. Appointed commanding general United States Forces, 1945.

China, Burma, India Theatre of Operations.


Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia.


Married Frances Ruby Holley, December 7, 1911.

Thomas Alexander Terry

Malinda Caroline (Gamble) Terry

Frances Ruby Holley