Marshall, Richard Jacquelin

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Marshall, Richard Jacquelin, born 16-06-1895, was a 2* Major General in the US Army. He served in the 1st Division, nicknamed  ”

The Big Red One” or “The Fighting First”    during World War I and became the Chief of Staff for all Army forces in the Pacific Theatre in 1945 near the end of World War II. The 1st Infantry Division of the United states Army the oldest division in the United States Army. It has seen continuous service since its organization in 1917. It was officially nicknamed the The Big Red One after its shoulder patch and is also nicknamed The Fighting First. However, with typical soldier gallows humour, the division has also received troop monikers of The Big Dead One and The Bloody First as puns on the respective officially-sanctioned nicknames. It is currently based at Fort Rilley, Kansas. Other commanders Major General Terry de la Mesa “Terrible Terry” Allen from August 42 – July 43, Major General Clarence Ralf Huebner from July 43 – December  44, Major General Clift “Mr Chips’ Andrus , from December 44 – Augustus 46. Casualties during the European campaign in WWII, 4.411 killed in action, 7.201 wounded in action, 1.056 missing or died of wounds. Richard Marshall served as Assistant Military Advisor to the Commonwealth Government in the Philippines underGeneral, Douglas MacArthur
     from 1939 to 1941 when he was named Deputy Chief of Staff for the Army forces in the Far East. Superintendent of Virginia Military Institute, is alma mater, from 1946 to 1952 following his retirement from the Army.

Death and burial ground of Marshall, Richard Jacquelin.

Richard Marshall died at the age of 78, on 03-08-1973 and is buried on the Arlington Nataional Cemetery in Section 7. Close by in Section 7, the Major General, Commander 1st Division Northwest, Clift Andrus , Major General, Commander 35th Division, Paul Baade, Air Force Lieutenant General, Operation “Market Garden”, Louis  Brereton, General, Chief of Staff of Sixth Army, George Decker, General, Commander 85th Infantry Division , Wade Haislip and Fleet Admiral, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, John Hull.

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