Academic journal article Military Review

In Memoriam: John J. McGrath: September 29, 1956-March 30, 2016

Academic journal article Military Review

In Memoriam: John J. McGrath: September 29, 1956-March 30, 2016

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Our staffat Military Review was deeply saddened in March by the sudden passing of our friend and colleague, John J. McGrath. John worked as a historian for our sister organization under the Army Press, the Combat Studies Institute. A prolific author, he wrote numerous books, articles, and studies, and was a recent contributor to our journal.

Before his tenure at the Combat Studies Institute, John sp ent several years as an archivist and historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington, D.C. He also served for more than twenty years as a commissioned officer in the act ive Army and Army Reserve.

John's gruffexterior hid a brilliant, incisive mind. As a historian and writer, his research was meticulous and his att ention to detail was exact ing. He was a perfectionist when it came to gett ing the story just right; this was exemplified by his painstakingly thorough recounting of tact ical-level operations. …

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