Clay, Lucius Dubignon, Sr., GEN

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1949, 00GC, US Army Europe (USAREUR)
Service Years
1918 - 1949
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Engineer Corps


Two Overseas Service Bars

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Contact Info
Home Town
Marietta, Georgia
Last Address
Chatham, Massachusetts

Date of Passing
Apr 16, 1978
Location of Interment
U.S. Military Academy West Point Post Cemetery - West Point, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section XVIII, Row G, Grave 079

 Official Badges 

Army Staff Identification US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran Order Kutuzov

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
United States Army General. Born in Marietta, Georgia, he graduated from West Point in 1918, being commissioned an officer in Army Corps of Engineer. He taught civil and military engineering at West point (1924-28) and served on the staff of General Douglas MacArthur (1937-41). During World War II, he the youngest Army Brigadier General when promoted Director of Material, Army Service Forces Europe. On March 15, 1947, he succeeded General Dwight Eisenhower as Military Governor of Germany. During the postwar problems of Germany, he was a fair administrator, engineer by profession, who became the only four-star general who had never seen combat. He directed efforts to solve vital questions regarding food, housing, health, government and directed the Berlin Airlift (1948-49) to keep Berlin supplied with necessary materials. He retired in mid-May 1949, returned to the United States and went on be a productive businessman. He died at age 80 in Chatham, Massachusetts.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Engineer Officer's Advanced CourseUS Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM)US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)Engineer Field Support Activity, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
State DepartmentUnited States Department of WarArmy Service ForcesSupreme Headquaters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF)
US Army Europe (USAREUR)
  1928-1929, Engineer Officer's Advanced Course
  1933-1937, Army Center for Public Works
  1938-1940, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  1940-1941, Engineer Field Support Activity, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  1941-1942, 7010, State Department
  1942-1942, 2625, United States Department of War
  1942-1944, 2625, Army Service Forces
  1944-1944, 00GC, Supreme Headquaters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF)
  1944-1945, 00GD, United States Department of War
  1945-1949, 00GC, US Army Europe (USAREUR)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 WWII - American Theater
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1945-1949 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1914-1918, United States Military Academy
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