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William Richard Arnold
Birth: Jun. 10, 1881
Death: Jan. 7, 1965

United States Army Major General Chaplain. Born in Wooster, Ohio, he was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest in 1908. In April 1913, he entered the US Army Chaplain Corps and was commission a Lieutenant. Promoted Captain in 1919, he served in the Philippines and was director of the Chaplain Training School at Fort Leavenworth Kansas, at the rank of Major, (1925-29). In 1937, he was appointed Colonel Chief of the Army Chaplain Corps, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was the first Catholic to hold the office. He was named a papal chamberlain by Pope Pius XI in August 1938 and promoted the first Chaplain rank of Brigadier General in US Military history on November 21, 1941. He retired a s Major General Chief of Chaplains, US War Department in 1945, later served as Auxiliary Bishop of New York City and wrote the book, "Soldiers of God". He died at St. Clare's Hospital New York, at the age of 83. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot E-85, Map Grid X 28.
 
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Record added: Mar 03, 2001
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