Archibald Vincent Arnold

Archibald Vincent Arnold
Born (1889-02-24)24 February 1889
Collinsville, Connecticut, U.S.
Died 4 January 1973(1973-01-04) (aged 83)
Southern Pines, North Carolina, U.S.
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1912 - 1948
Rank Major general
Commands held 17th Field Artillery Regiment
7th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Silver Star
Legion of Merit

Archibald Vincent Arnold (February 24, 1889 – January 4, 1973) was a major general of the United States Army during World War II.


Arnold was the second in command of the 7th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Aleutian Islands. Arnold continued serving as second-in-command of the 7th until 1944.

Arnold was the Commanding Officer of the 7th during the Philippines Campaign and the Battle of Okinawa. He received the Army Distinguished Service Medal for his World War II service.

After the war he was made the military governor of Korea. He served as principal American delegate to the US-USSR Joint Committee that convened in Seoul, Korea, in January 1946, and then to the U.S.-USSR Joint Commission that followed in April 1946. The primary task of the Joint Commission was to reunite North and South Korea after it was divided by the State War Navy Coordinating Committee (SWNCC) in 1945. He retired from the Army in 1948.

Personal life

Arnold was married to his wife, Margaret Treat Arnold.

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