Anthony McAuliffe

War Hero

Birthday July 2, 1898

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Washington, DC

DEATH DATE Aug 11, 1975 (77)

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Commander of the World War II 101st Airborne division during the Battle of the Bulge.

Before Fame

He graduated from West Point in 1918, right after World War I had ended.


His troops were surrounded at the Battle of the Bulge, and the Germans demanded a surrender. McAuliffe's famous answer was: "NUTS!"

Family Life

He was buried beside his wife at Arlington National Cemetery.

Associated With

He and Creighton Abrams both commanded troops during the Battle of the Bulge.