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army officer

William Alexander Mccain, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal (World War I); Oak Leaf Cluster (World World War II). Medal Gold by Daughters of Confederacy, Philadelphia chapter Director Army Industrail College, 1930-1934. Member Society of the Cincinnati (Virginia), Phi Delta Theta, Presbyterian.; Club: Army and Navy (Washington).

Background

Mccain, William Alexander was born on August 25, 1878 in Carroll County, Mississippi, United States. Son of John Sidney and Elizabeth Ann (Young) Mccain.

Education

Student University of Mississippi, 1895-1896. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1902, School of Application for Cavalry and Field Artillery, 1905, Army Industrial College, 1924, Army War College, 1928.

Career

Earle. Commissioned Second lieutenant, Cavalry, United States Army, 1902. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, 1940.

Membership

Member Society of the Cincinnati (Virginia), Phi Delta Theta, Presbyterian. Club: Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Mary Louise Earle, March 17, 1905.

father:
John Sidney Mccain

mother:
Elizabeth Ann (Young) Mccain

spouse:
Mary Louise Earle