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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1911

Vol. VI

(Born W. Va.)

John P. Lucas

(Ap'd W. Va.)


(John Porter Lucas, Born Jan. 14, 1890.)

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 15, 1907, to June 13, 1911, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 14th Cavalry.

Served: At Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., to Dec. 10, 1911; engaged on Military Survey of Island of Luzon to March 8, 1912; sailed with regiment for U. S., March 8, 1912, but at Nagasaki, Japan, was directed to return to Manila and was attached to 7th Cavalry, April 10, 1912; engaged on Military Survey of Luzon, April 19 to

(Transferred to 8th Cavalry, April 22, 1912)

July 3, 1912; at Fort William McKinley, P. I., July 4, 1912, to May, 1913; at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., to Aug. 15, 1914, when he sailed for U. S., via China and Japan;

(Assigned to 13th Cavalry, Oct. 15, 1914)

at Columbus, N. M., with 13th Cavalry, Oct. 19, 1914, to March 15, 1916; (commanded Machine Gun Troop in engagement with Mexican  p1549 bandits at Columbus, N. M., March 9, 1916); with regiment with Punitive Expedition into Mexico, March 15, 1916, to

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

Feb. 7, 1917; at Camp Stewart, El Paso, Texas, with 13th Cavalry, to March 27, 1917 at Hdqrs. El Paso District, Aide-de‑Camp to Brigadier-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.George Bell, Jr., to

(Captain of Cavalry, May 15, 1917)

Aug. 26, 1917; served with 33d Division as Aide-de‑Camp to Division Commander and as Commandant of Division Infantry School of Arms, to Jan. 15, 1918;

(Major, Temporary, Signal Corps, Jan. 15, 1918)

at Camp Logan, Texas, commanding 108th Field Signal Battalion, 33d Division, to May 13; en route to Calais, France, via Liverpool and Dover, England, May 26 to June 10; at Eu, France, June 14 to 21; at Molliens-au‑Bois, June 21; wounded in action near Amiens, June 23; evacuated to American Red Cross Hospital No. 22, London, July 9; left London for Brest, Oct. 4; en route to New York, Oct. 10 to 16; at Camp Meade, Md., to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Temporary, Signal Corps, Oct. 30, 1918)

Nov. 11; at Washington, D. C., at Army War College, to Dec. 11; on sick leave, Dec. 16, 1918, to ––––

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Lieutenant-Colonel, Temporary, Signal Corps, Oct. 30, 1918.

At Washington, D. C., at Army War College, to Dec. 11, 1918; on sick leave, Dec. 16, 1918, to Mar. 16, 1919; duty in connection with Committee on Education and Special Training, Mar. 16, to July 1, 1918; at Ann Arbor, Mich., Professor of Military Science and Tactics and Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics, University of Michigan, July 1, 1919, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, Jan. 20, 1920.

(Transferred to Field Artillery, July 1, 1920.)

Major of Field Artillery, July 1, 1920.

Aug. 1, 1920; at Camp Grant, Ill., assigned to 3rd Field Artillery, Aug. 1, to Dec. 15, 1920; at Fort Sill, Okla., student officer, Field Artillery School, Dec. 15, 1920, to June 15, 1921, when he was graduated; Instructor, Field Artillery School, June 15, 1921, to Aug. 20, 1923; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, Command and General Staff School, Aug. 20, 1923, to June 15, 1924, when he was graduated; General Staff Eligible List; at Fort Collins, Colo., Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Colorado Agricultural College, Aug. 21, 1924, to July 8, 1929; at Fort Bliss, Tex., commanding 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, July 8, 1929, to ––––

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Maj. F. A., July 1, 1920.)

At Ft. Bliss, Tex., comdg. 1st Bn., 82nd F. A., July 8, 1929 to July 14, 1931; on leave and en route to station to Sept. 1, 1931; at Washington, D. C., student off., A. W. C., to June 30, 1932; W. D. G. S., O., Asst. C. of Staff, G‑1, to

(Lt.‑Col., F. A., Aug. 1, 1935)

June 30, 1936; on leave and en route to station to Aug. 19, 1936; at Ft. Bragg, N. C., comdg. 2d Bn., 4th F. A., to Dec. 22, 1937; member, F. A. Bd., to June 30, 1940.

Awarded Purple Heart in 1936 for wound received in action June 23, 1918, near Amiens, France.

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

(Col FA 2 May 40)

Ft Sill Okla, comdg 1 FA Regt, Jul‑Oct 40; Ft Sam Houston Tex, comdg 2 Div Arty,

(Brig Gen AUS 1 Oct 40)

‑Jul 41; Ft Lewis Wash, CG 3 Inf Div,

(Maj Gen AUS 5 Aug 41)

‑Mar 42; Ft McPherson Ga, CG 3 Corps, -May 43; ETO, Hq NATOUSA, -Sep 43; comdg 2 Corps and 4 Corps,


‑Apr 44; Ft Sam Houston Tex, Comdr and Dpty Comdr Fourth Army,


‑Jun 46; Nanking China, C AAG,

(Maj Gen 24 Jan 48)

‑Jan 48; Chicago Ill, Dpty Comdr Fifth Army, ‑24 Dec 49.

Died, Dec. 24, 1949, at Chicago, Ill.: Aged 59.

Grand Officer in the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus (Italy)

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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