Anthony McAuliffe

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Birthday
2, 1898
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Aug 11, 1975 (77)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
2, 1898
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Aug 11, 1975 (77)

About

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.

Trivia

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.