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Edward M. Almond and the US Army: From the 92nd Infantry Division to the X Corps

Michael E. Lynch


This biography examines the long career of Lt. Gen. Edward M. Almond, who was born to a family of modest means in rural Virginia. His early education at the Virginia Military Institute, steeped him in Confederate lore and nurtured his “can do” attitude, natural aggressiveness, demanding personality and sometimes self-serving nature. These qualities later earned him the sobriquet “Sic’em, Ned,” which stuck with him for the remainder of his career. Almond commanded the African-American 92nd Infantry Division during World War II. The division failed in combat and was re-organized, after which it ... More

Keywords: World War II, Korean War, African American soldiers, Virginia Military Institute

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813177984
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813177984.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael E. Lynch, author
US Army War College