Horace L. McBride

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Horace L. McBride
Horace L. McBride.jpg
Born June 29, 1894
Madison, Nebraska, United States
Died November 14, 1962 (aged 68)
Orlando, Florida, United States
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, United States
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1916–1954
Rank US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General
Unit USA - Army Field Artillery Insignia.png Field Artillery Branch
Commands held 80th Infantry Division
XX Corps
9th Infantry Division
Caribbean Command
United States Army Command and General Staff College
Battles/wars World War I
World War II

Lieutenant General Horace Logan McBride (June 29, 1894 – November 14, 1962) was a senior United States Army officer who fought during both World War I and World War II. He commanded American forces in the Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), the Rhineland, and Central Europe during that conflict.

Early life and military career[edit]

He attended the University of Nebraska from 1910 to 1911, and then attended and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1916. On commissioning as a second lieutenant into the Field Artillery Branch, he served as a battery commander in the 347th Field Artillery Regiment in World War I with the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) under General John Joseph Pershing. He served on the Western Front, taking part in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive towards the end of 1918.

He remained in the army after the war, serving as Assistant Military Attaché at The Hague, Belgium, and then in Warsaw, Poland in 1919. McBride was Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Yale University from 1923 until 1927. In 1928 he attended and graduated from the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was an instructor at the Field Artillery School from 1928 to 1932, then served in the Philippines from 1932 until 1935. After graduating from the Army War College in 1936, he served as an instructor at the Command and General Staff College from 1936 until 1940. He was stationed at the Panama Canal Zone from 1940 to 1942.

World War II[edit]

From April 1942 to March 1943, he served as Commander of the 80th Infantry Division Artillery. McBride was promoted to Brigadier General in May 1942. He assumed command of the entire 80th Infantry Division in 1943 and was promoted to Major General March 1943. He served as Commanding General of the XX Corps from 1945 until 1946.

Post World War II and the Cold War[edit]

From 1946 until 1947, McBride served as Commanding General of the 9th Division. He was Commandant of the Command and General Staff College from 1950 until 1952. From 1953 until 1954, he oversaw the Caribbean Command as its Commander-in-Chief, whereafter he retired in June 1954.


His awards included the Distinguished Service Medal, two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal.


  • National Archives, Archival Research Catalogue [1], Source: Horace L. McBride papers, Eisenhower Library, 1916–1963, last accessed July 24, 2009
  • Biography at Arlington National Cemetery Website. [2]
Military offices
Preceded by
Harlan N. Hartness
Commandant of the Command and General Staff College
March 1952 - March 1954
Succeeded by
Henry I. Hodes