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Joyce, Kenyon Ashe (1879-1960)

Joyce enlisted as a private in the Spanish-American War and was commissioned in 1901. He fought against the Philippine Insurrection and lost the use of a hand from a trench mortar during the First World War.

Joyce directed experiments on coordinating horse and mechanized cavalry units while commanding 1 Cavalry Division at Fort Bliss, Texas. He was in command of IX Corps at Fort Lewis when war broke out in the Pacific. Already 62 years old at that time, he was transferred to a service command in early 1942, then served under Eisenhower as deputy president of the Allied Control Commission in Italy under following its surrender.  He retired in 1943.

Service record

1879-11-3    
  Born in New York
1898-04-28     
Private
Enlists in the cavalry
1901-2-2
Second lieutenant     
Commissioned
1918
Colonel     
Chief of staff, 87 Division, France
1918

Chief of staff, 89 Division, France
1924

Military attache, Britain
1933

Commander, Fort Myer, Virginia
1938-11
Major general     
Commander, 1 Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas
1940-10     

Commander, IX Corps
1942-6

Commander, 9 Service Command, Fort Douglas
1943-10     

Deputy president, Allied Control Commission, Italy
1943

Retires
1960-1-11     

Dies


References

ArlingtonCemetary.net (accessed 2012-10-8)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-7-12)

Pettibone (2006)



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