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Hall of Honor
Milliard Ives began his military career as an enlisted man on July 10,
1918. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Officers'
Reserve Corps in 1919. He served in a variety of assignments with the
New York National Guard and later with the Texas National Guard. He was
promoted to captain and assigned as Commander, Company G, 143d Infantry
on December 10, 1939, and was serving with that organization when called
into active federal service.
He served as a staff officer of the 36th Infantry Division during the
Naples-Foggia, Rome„ Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central
European campaigns earning the Bronze Star Medal and Combat
Infantryman's Badge. Upon his return to the United States he served at
the Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. He was released as a
lieutenant colonel in October 1945.
Major General Ives received appointment as colonel AUS on July 1, 1946.
He was appointed and served as commanding officer, 143d Infantry
Regiment, 36th Infantry Division from October 19, 1946 to March 2, 1953,
at which time he was promoted to brigadier general and assigned as
assistant division commander, 36th Infantry Division, a position he held
until his retirement on April 30, 1959. He was promoted to the rank of
brevet major general on April 21, 1959, as he ended a distinguished
military career encompassing more than 40 years.
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