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First Name: Harry

Last Name: Twaddle

Birthplace: Clarksfield, OH, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Lewis

Date of Birth: 02 June 1888

Date of Death: 12 December 1954

Rank: Major General

Years Served:
Harry Lewis Twaddle

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Harry Lewis Twaddle
Major General, U.S. Army

Harry Lewis Twaddle was born on 2 June 1888 in Clarksfield, OH.

Twaddle was attached to the General Staff at the War Department's Operations and Training Division from 1938 to 1941. Subsequently, he was appointed Assistant Chief of Staff and served in this capacity under General George C. Marshall from 1941 to 1942. Twaddle was given command of the 95th Infantry Division in 1942, part of General George S. Patton's Third Army, and held this position throughout the last three years of World War II.

As a Major General, he led the Division on campaign through northern France, the Rhineland, and into central Europe. Due to his successes, his Division was nicknamed the "Victory Division." In 1944, after the liberation of the German-held fortress city of Metz in occupied-France, the German Army nicknamed Twaddle's Infantry Division the "Iron Men of Metz."

Post-war, he founded the 95th Infantry Division Association for the soldiers he led into combat. He retired from the Army in 1948.

His medals and awards include the Army Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star Medal, and Legion of Merit.

The U.S. Armed Forces Reserve Center in Oklahoma City is named in his honor.

Death and Burial

Major General Harry Lewis Twaddle died on 12 December 1954 in Hammond, IN. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 3163   Created by: MHOH




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