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First Name: Frederick

Last Name: Lough

Birthplace: Fall River, MA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Charles

Date of Birth: 06 March 1916

Date of Death: 30 May 2002

Rank: Brigadier General

Years Served:
Frederick Charles Lough

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Frederick Charles Lough
Brigadier General, U.S. Army

Frederick Charles Lough was born on 6 March 1916 in Fall River, MA.

At the start of World War II, Lough was a successful lawyer with the Boston law firm Ropes & Gray, when he accepted a commission in the U.S. Army. He was one of the first officers assigned to the Allied Forces Headquarters in London and served on General Dwight D. Eisenhower's staff for the invasion of North Africa.

In 1943, he was a Colonel in Command of the 63rd Signal Battalion in Salerno and Anzio, Italy. After the war, he remained in the Army as Assistant Director of Plans and Operations for the Signal Corps at the Pentagon. From 1955-58, he was Legal Adviser to the Army Chemical Corps and in 1959, was assigned to Sandia Base in Albuquerque as Staff Judge Advocate. He became an Associate Professor of Law at West Point in 1960; was named Head of the Law Department in 1963; and retired as a Brigadier General from the USMA in 1977.

Death and Burial

Brigadier General Frederick Charles Lough died on 30 May 2002 in Osterville, MA. He is buried at the U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery in West Point, NY.

Honoree ID: 2783   Created by: MHOH




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