John Magruder (Brigadier General)
John Magruder in the prewar photo.
June 3, 1887|
|Died||April 30, 1958(aged 70)|
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1910-1946|
|Commands held||Deputy Director (Intelligence), OSS|
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal|
John Magruder was born on June 3, 1887 in Woodstock, Virginia. He attended Virginia Military Institute and graduated in 1909. He was commissioned a Second lieutenant in Infantry in 1910. He was transferred to the Field Artillery branch of the Army in the next year.
During World War I, Magruder served with the 112th Field Artillery within the American Expeditionary Forces in France. Magruder was transferred to China after war, where he was appointed an Assistant Military Attaché in Beijing. He served in this capacity until 1924, when he was assigned for study at Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
After his graduation, Magruder was transferred back to Beijing, now in the new capacity of Military Attaché.
|Army Distinguished Service Medal|
|World War I Victory Medal with four service stars|
|American Defense Service Medal|
|American Campaign Medal|
|Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal|
|European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal|
|World War II Victory Medal|
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