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Anthony McAuliffe

Born: Jul 2, 1898

Death: Aug 11, 1975

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Nationality: United States

Anthony McAuliffe

Date of Birth : Jul 2, 1898
Date of Death : Aug 11, 1975
Birth Place : Washington, D.C.

Anthony Clement "Nuts" McAuliffe was a United States Army brigadier general who earned fame as the acting division commander of the 101st Airborne Division troops defending Bastogne, Belgium, during World War II's Battle of the Bulge. After the Battle of the Bulge, McAuliffe was promoted to lieutenant general and given command of his own division, the 103rd Infantry, which he led from January 1945 to July 1945. On 3 May 1945, the 103rd captured Innsbruck in the Austrian alps, continued on to take the Brenner Pass, then earn the honor of joining the Italian and Western European fronts, linking up with the U.S. Fifth Army which had been fighting its way north up the Italian peninsula at Vipiteno, Italy.

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