Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP serial number
136226 - pistol was issued to Brigadier General
Hamilton E. Maguire (West Point Class of 1916).
Pistol has original two piece kraft box numbered to pistol
with two spare magazines.
Field Marshall Montgomery (center) and
Brigadier General Hamilton E. Maguire (right)
Gen. Maguire, 79, Dies; 32-Year Army Veteran (Evening
Star, February 22, 1971)
Retired Army Brigadier General Hamilton E. Maguire, 79,
chief of staff of the XIX Corps which fought from Normandy
to the Elbe River in World War II, dies in Georgetown
University Hospital Saturday after a brief illness. He
lived at 3519 Rodman St. NW.
General Maguire, burn in Detroit, was a 1916 graduate of
the U.S. Military Academy. Commissioned in the field
artillery, he serves first on the Mexican border while
General John J. Pershing was pursuing Poncho Villa.
In 1919 - 1923, he was assistant military attaché in
At the beginning of World War II, general Maguire was on
the old War Department general staff here. After the
war he was chief of staff of the 3rd Service Command in
Baltimore, Ft. George C. Meade post commander and chief of
staff of the U.S. Military Aid Group in Athens. He
retired in 1948.
General Maguire's military decorations include the
Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, two bronze
stars, the French Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre
with palm, the Order of Orange-Nassau and Polonia Restitute.
He was a member of the Army and Navy Club and the Chevy
He leaves his wife, the former Anne Droop; a son, Edward
of Washington; three daughters, Mrs. Gordon Gray and Mrs.
John G. Keller, both of Washington, and Mrs. F. Dwight
Cossitt or Richmond; a brother, Edward of New York, and 16
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in
General Simpson (left), Field Marshall
Montgomery (center) and Brigadier General Hamilton E.
|Born, 24 November
||Attended the University of
|Graduated from West Point, Class
of 1916, Field Artillary.
||Punitive Expedition into Mexico
||Graduated from the command and
General Staff School
||Graduated from the Army War
||September, 1944, Brigadier
||Chief of Staff, XIX Corps
||Chief of Staff, 3rd Service
|Two Bronze Star Medals, Legion
of Merit, Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal
Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Brigadier General Hamilton
E. Maguire (ASN: 0-4433), United States Army,
was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal
for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished
services to the Government of the United States,
in a duty of great responsibility during World
General Orders: War Department, General Orders
No. 82 (1945)
Rank: Brigadier General
Legion of Merit
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Awarded for actions during the World War II
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Brigadier General
Hamilton Ewing Maguire (ASN: 0-4433), United
States Army, was awarded the Legion of Merit for
exceptionally meritorious conduct in the
performance of outstanding services to the
Government of the United States as Chief of
Staff, XIX Corps, from 1944 to 1945.
Action Date: 1944 - 1945
Rank: Brigadier General
|D-Washington, DC 20 February