Manus MacCloskey facts for kids
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McCloskey circa 1918
|Died||May 11, 1963
|Resting place||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Education||United States Military Academy (1898)|
(m. 1901; his death 1963)
|Children||Monro MacCloskey, Sally MacCloskey|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star with oak leaf cluster
Manus MacCloskey (April 24, 1874 – May 11, 1963) was a brigadier general in the United States Army. He served in the Philippines, participated in the China Relief Expedition, and commanded the 12th Field Artillery Regiment during World War I. After retiring from the military, he organized the Civilian Conservation Corps in North Carolina and later served as superintendent of Cook County Hospital in Chicago.
After his commissioning, he joined the Fifth Field Artillery on April 26, 1898. In 1916, he commanded Fort Myer
He served in the Philippines and participated in the China Relief Expedition.
During World War I, he organized and commanded the 12th Field Artillery Regiment. MacCloskey fought in the Battle of Verdun, the Battle of Château-Thierry (1918), the Battle of Belleau Wood, and the Battle of Soissons (1918).
From January 1921 to June 30, 1924, he served with the General staff at Headquarters, Sixth Corps Area. He later served at Fort Sheridan and Fort Bragg. He retired from military service on April 30, 1938.
In 1933, he organized the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in North Carolina. He served as superintendent of Cook County Hospital in Chicago from 1938 to 1947.
Awards and honors
Awards he received during his career include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, and the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster. He also received the Order of the Crown of Italy, rank Officer for his World War I service.
Personal life and family
He married Sara Monro on August 14, 1901. She was the sister of William Loftus Monro (1867–1945), president of the American Window Glass Company. They had two children: Monro MacCloskey, who would also serve in the military and rise to the rank of Brigadier General, and Sally, his daughter.
He died on May 11, 1963 in Washington, DC. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
In 1977, MacCloskey's personal papers were donated to the University of Pittsburgh archives by Monro MacCloskey.
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