Frank Ross McCoy

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About Frank Ross McCoy

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Frank Ross McCoy (October 29, 1874–June 4, 1954) was an American soldier, born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1897, was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and appointed to the 8th Cavalry. He served on the western front in Cuba, in the Philippines, and in the Santiago campaign. In Cuba and in the Philippines he acted as aide to General Wood and was for several years aide to President Roosevelt after his promotion to Major General. In 1911 he was appointed a member of the General Staff, and in 1917 became a member of the General Staff of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe, where he commanded the 165th Infantry Brigade in 1918. While serving in France, he wrote: Principles of Military Training (1918). From 1918 to 1919 he was Director of Transportation in the American Expeditionary Force. In 1919 he served as chief of staff in the American military mission to Armenia. From 1926 to 1929 he commanded the 3rd Infantry Brigade and the 1st Field Artillery Brigade. From 1932 to 1933, he served on the Lytton Commission investigating the Japanese military invasion and occupation of Manchuria. He retired from the army in 1938, but

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