Oscar Ray Cauldwell
Brigadier General, United States Marine Corps
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.