Paul T. Carroll

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Pete Carroll
White House Staff Secretary
In office
January 21, 1953 – September 17, 1954
PresidentDwight Eisenhower
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byAndrew Goodpaster
Personal details
Born(1910-04-06)April 6, 1910
Woonsocket, Rhode Island, U.S.
DiedSeptember 17, 1954(1954-09-17) (aged 44)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUnited States Military Academy (BS)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1933–1954
RankUS-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsSilver Star (2)

Paul "Pete" Thomas Carroll (April 6, 1910 – September 17, 1954) was a United States Army brigadier general who served in combat during World War II, receiving the Silver Star for valor in combat. He served for 21 years, until he died while on duty in 1954.


Paul Thomas Carroll was born on April 6, 1910 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1933.[1]

As an infantry officer he served in the 16th, 35th, and 10th Infantry Regiments. With the latter he went to Iceland soon after the U.S. entered World War II. Before D-Day in Normandy, he became Executive Officer in the 2nd Infantry Regiment. In three subsequent military campaigns, he was awarded the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster.[2]

At the end of the war, he became Chief of the Correspondence Section in the Office of Chief of Staff for the Army for General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Three years later, he attended the Armed Forces Staff College and went on to teach at the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. During the Korean War, he was military assistant to General Eisenhower, SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) Commander in Paris. On January 21, 1953, he became Staff Secretary and Defense Liaison Officer in the White House.[3]

Carroll died on duty of a heart attack in Washington on September 17, 1954 at age 44. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.[4]


  1. ^ United States Military Academy. The Register of Graduates and Former Cadets of the United States Military Academy at West Point: 2004. Connecticut. Elm Press. 2004. pg. 3:45
  2. ^ "Awards of the Silver Star for Conspicuous Gallantry in Action". Retrieved 2 January 2009.
  3. ^ Federal Records Division, National Archives and Records Administration. United States Government Organization Manual, 1953–1954. Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office. 1953 -1954. p. 58
  4. ^ "Paul Thomas Carroll, Brigadier General, United States Army". 7 January 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2009.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Papers of Paul T. Carroll, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library.
Political offices
New office White House Staff Secretary
Succeeded by
Andrew Goodpaster