Summersby, Kathleen "Kay", CPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Aide to General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1947, 2030, US Army Europe (USAREUR)
Service Years
1943 - 1947

Aide to General

Captain



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home Country
Ireland
Ireland
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Ballydehob, County Cork, Ireland
Last Address
Southhampton, New York

Date of Passing
Jan 20, 1975
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Ashes scattered in County Cork, Ireland

 Official Badges 

Aide-de-Camp Aiguillette Women's Army Corps


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran Adjutant General Corps Shoulder Cord




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Folk Figure. Born in 1910, in Inish Beg Island, off the coast of County Cork, Ireland, as Kathleen McCarthy-Morrogh, she later came to the United States. She met married and divorced a man by the name of Summersby, and later became engaged to an American colonel who was killed in Tunisia. During World War II she met and became the personal driver and confidential secretary to General Dwight D. Eisenhower, from 1942 to 1945, while he was the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe during World War II. Eisenhower later considered divorcing his wife Mamie Eisenhower, to marry Summersby, but on the advice of General George C. Marshall, not to, because it would cost him his career, he did not. Summersby later married a man named Morgan and took an American citizenship and lived out the rest of her life in Southampton, New York. 

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 Unit Assignments
US Army Europe (USAREUR)
  1943-1947, 2030, US Army Europe (USAREUR)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1945-1947 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
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