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Claudius Miller Easley

Claudius Miller Easley
Born (1891-07-11)July 11, 1891
Thorp Springs, Texas, United States
Died June 19, 1945(1945-06-19)
Okinawa, Japan
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Texas National Guard (1912–1917), United States Army
Years of service 1912–1917 (National Guard), 1917–1945 (Regular Army)
Rank Brigadier General
Battles/wars
Easley's memorial monument at Okinawa, Japan.

Claudius Miller Easley (July 11, 1891 – June 19, 1945) was a United States Army brigadier general who was killed at the Battle of Okinawa.

Early life

Easley was raised in Waco, Texas and graduated from Waco High School in 1911. On July 11, 1912, Easley was commissioned a Second Lieutenant at Camp Perry, Ohio. He attended the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas from 1912 to 1916, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering. On April 21, 1946, Easley was posthumously awarded a Doctorate of Laws by AMC.

Family

Easley's son, Claudius Miller Easley, Jr. (1918–2006), was also in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

External links

  • Arlington National Cemetery Bio - http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/cmeasley.htm
  • Generals from USA - http://www.generals.dk/general/Easley/Claudius_Miller/USA.html


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