Born July 18, 1898
Died November 8, 1954
United States Military Academy Class of November
United States Army
Arlington National Cemetery Section
2, Grave 3425-1
Buried November 10, 1954
Courtesy of Michael
Major General Arthur W. Pence (1898-1954)
Second Lieutenant 1918 (No. 6031)
First Lieutenant May 1st, 1919
Captain October 19th, 1934
Major July 1st, 1940
Lieutenant Colonel (AUS) September 15th, 1941
Colonel (AUS) February 1st, 1942
Lieutenant Colonel December 11th, 1942
Brigadier General (AUS) April 27th, 1943
Brigadier General (AUS) terminated March 31st,
Colonel March 11th, 1948
Brigadier General 1951
Major General 1953
In Charge Engineer ROTC Unit, University of
In Charge of Central Area, Vicksburg Engineering
Assistant to the District Engineer, Fort Peck
Student Officer, Command & General Staff
Member, Staff & Faculty, Engineering School
Served with the Engineering Training Center
Executive Officer, Caribbean Division, Corps
of Engineers 1941-42.
Deputy Engineer, Service of Supply, European
Theater of Operations 1942.
Engineer, Mediterranean Base Sector, NATOUSA
Commander & Commanding General, Eastern
Base Sector, NATOUSA 1943.
Commanding General, Peninsular Base Sector,
Commanding General, Army Service Forces Training
Center, Ft. Belvoir 1944.
Director of Service Instruction & Commandant,
School of Logistics, Ft. Belvoir 1944-48.
Chief of Staff, The Engineering Center, Fort
District Engineer, Nashville (Tennessee) 1949-50.
Division Engineer, Cincinnati 1950-51.
Served with the Office of the Chief of Engineers
Assistant Chief of Engineers 1951-53.
Commanding General, 6th Armored Division 1953-54.
Commandant/Commanding General, The Engineering
Center & School, Ft. Belvoir 1954.
DSM - BSM - Legion of Merit (2)
MAJOR GENERAL A. W. PENCE
FORT BELVOIR,Virginia – November 8, 1954 –
Major General Arthur W. Pence, Commanding General of the Army Corps of
Engineers Center at Fort Belvoir, died today after a heart attack.
He was 56 years old.
General Pence at one time was Ohio River Division
Engineer and had held Army Engineer posts in Montana and Mississippi. He
recently had commanded the Sixth Armored Division at Fort Leonard Wood,
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth F.
Pence; two sons, Captain W. F. Pence, stationed in Korea and Captain Arthur
W. Pence, Jr. of New Brunswick, New Jersey; a daughter, Miss Betty Sue
Pence of Fort Belvoir, and his mother, Mrs. Alive Dunbar Pence of Severna
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs,
NOTE: Two of his sons are also buried in Arlington
William Fuller Pence,
Colonel, United States Army, USMA 1946
Arthur William Pence,
Jr., Colonel, United States Army, USMA 1946
Posted: 27 October 2001 Updated:
16 February 2003 Updated: 27 January 2006 Updated: 22 September 2007