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Assistant Chief of Staff Clarence Lionel Adcock

Clarence Lionel Adcock was born at Waltham, Massachusetts, October 23, 1895.

Adcock graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1918. He then proceded to graduate from the Engineer School in 1921 and finally the Command and General Staff  School in 1935, the Army War College in 1939.

Adcock was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Engineers in 1918 and advanced  through the grades to Major General in 1945.

He then served as The Assistant Chief of Staff as well as in the II Corps in the invasion of North Africa during 1942-1943. At this time he was under Mark W. Clark's command in the 5th Army

He then went on to  the G-4 (supply) with Eisenhower's HQ in North Africa and Italy, 1943-1944.

He was G-4 with 6th Army Group in France and Germany in 1944-45 until he became Deputy to General Clay in Berlin with the Military Government in 1946.  

Finally after a long time of hard work and service he retired in 1947 but was recalled to active duty in 1948.

He then served as Chairman of the Bipartite Control Offic in Frankfurt Germany because he already served in the USFET. He eneded up supervising German Economic Government of British and American Zones of Occupation during 1947-1949.

He retired  again in 1949.

He was assistant to the president of Continental Can Company in New York City.

His overall accompishments can be looked at by the medals that he earned...

His medals included the Distinguished Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Honorary Commander Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer of Legion of Honor, and the Croix de Guerre with Palm.

He lived the rest of his life in his home at 450 East 62 Street, New York City.

He was later published in the 1943 LIFE magazine with a picture and information about his services that he provided for his country as a way to remember 

General Adcock died on January 9, 1967.  and was buried with full military honors in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.



Barry, Charles. "Clarence Lionel Adcock." Find a Grave. N.p., 11 July 2004. Web.
     19 Jan. 2010.


Rodger, George. Adcock as a Brigadier General. 1943 LIFE Magazine. 1943. Find a
     Grave. N.p., 14 July 2004. Web. 19 Mar. 2010.


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