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Oscar Ray Cauldwell
Brigadier General, United States Marine Corps
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Biography Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007

Oscar Ray Cauldwell (1892-1959)

Born on August 24, 1892 in Nyesville, Indiana.

Attended Wabash College. Commissioned in the Marine Corps from Annapolis in 1916. Duty in France 1917-1918.

Instructor at Marine Corps Schools 1919-1921 and 1925-1927. Served in Haiti 1924-1925 and 1928-1930. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1928. Commandant of the Ecole Militaire of the Garde d'Haiti August 1930-July 1933. Graduated from the Army War College in June 1934 and the Naval War College in May 1935.  Assigned to the War Plans Section, Fleet Marine Force November 1935-May 1939. Member of the staff at the naval War College May 1940-March 1942.

Commanding Officer of Third Marines June-August 1942. Brigadier General in September 1943. Assistant Division Commander September 1943-January 1944. Commanding General of Training Command, Fleet Marine Force April 1944-May 1946.

Major General upon retirement in May 1946. Decorations included the Silver Star and Purple Heart.

Died on September 8, 1959.


CAULDWELL, OSCAR RAY
M/GEN USMC
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/24/1892
DATE OF DEATH: 09/08/1959
BURIED AT: SECTION 8  SITE 434 LH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 26 June 2007
US Naval Academy SEAL
 

     Silver Star Medal
 

Purple Heart Medal