|Archibald Vincent Arnold|
|Born||24 February 1889|
|Died||4 January 1973(aged 83)|
|Place of birth||Collinsville, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Place of death||Southern Pines, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
17th Field Artillery Regiment|
7th Infantry Division
World War I|
World War II
Distinguished Service Medal (2)|
Legion of Merit
Career[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Arnold was married to his wife, Margaret Treat Arnold.
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