Julian Wallace Cunningham (1893 - 1972)

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Major General Julian Wallace Cunningham (May 1, 1893 - August 22, 1972) was a senior officer in the United States Army.

Born on May 1, 1893 at Blairsville, Pennsylvania. He was educated at George Washington University and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1916.

He served in the Philippines between 1933 and 1935. During World War II, he is noted for being the Commanding Officer of the 112th Cavalry Regiment.


He died on August 22, 1972 and was survived by his wife Margaret


B.A. from George Washington university in 1916. Commissioned in the Cavalry in 1917. Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Georgia 1921-1922. Instructor with the Massachusetts National Guard 1922-1923. Duty in the Philippine Islands 1933-1935. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1936. Instructor with the Connecticut National Guard 1936-1940.

Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations at Third Army in 1941. Commanding Officer of 112th Cavalry November 1941-October 1943. Brigadier General in September 1943. Commander of a task Force in the Miscellaneous Group, U.S. Army Forces Far East October 1943-June 1944. Commanding General of the 112th Cavalry Combat Team June 1944-December 1945.

Reverted to Colonel in July 1946. Retired as Major General in May 1952. Decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and Purple Heart

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