Cutchins, Clifford Armstrong, Jr.

Title

Cutchins, Clifford Armstrong, Jr.

Last Name

Cutchins

First and Middle Name

Clifford Armstrong, Jr.

Nicknames or Other Names

"Cutch"

Hometown

Franklin, Virginia

County and/or State

Southampton

Birth Date

July 22, 1893

Birthplace

Southampton, Virginia

Death Date

April 8, 1940

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Southampton, Virginia, USA

Parents

Cornelius Armstrong and Lelia Armstrong

Siblings

Brothers:
-Armstrong Cutchins
-Samuel Cutchins
Sisters:
-Zula Cutchins
-Fannie Cutchins

Spouse(s)

Sarah Vaughan

Children

Clifford Armstrong Cutchins III ,
Sarah Cutchins
Katheryin Cutchins

VPI Graduating Class

1915

Undergraduate Major

Metallurgy and Metallography

Graduated

Yes

Service Branch

Army

Unit

318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division

Rank

Second Lieutenant

Retired Rank

Second Lieutenant

Military Events

  • Met up with a bunch of VPI men at Samer, France for their first training area
  • Fought near Verdun around Sept. 26, 1918
  • assigned to the 318th Regiment on August 27, 1917
  • transferred August 28, 1918
  • was the Divisional Postal Officer for the 80th Division, which included 27,000 men. Cutchins handled on average 50,000 incoming and 25,000 outgoing letters daily.

Decorations or Citations

-While at Tech got a Gunner’s Medal

Occupation

Worked as a clerk and farmer after the war

Additional Notes

While at VPI he was a drum major in the band, manager of the football team, a member of Science Club and a member of the German club

-Got married at age 27

Contributing Researchers

Seth Hendrickson

Files

Lt. Clifford Cutchins Divisional Phost Office photograph - National Archives (3).jpg
Lt. Clifford Cutchins Divisional Phost Office photograph - National Archives copy.jpg
Clifford A. Cutchins senior portrait from the 1915 Bugle.jpg
Clifford A. Cutchins picture from the 1915 Bugle.jpg
Clifford A. Cutchins from the 1915 Bugle.jpg
Letter from Clifford A. Cutchins published in The Virginia Tech newspaper, 6 February 1919.jpg

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Citation

“Cutchins, Clifford Armstrong, Jr.,” VPI in World War I, accessed January 24, 2019, http://vpiworldwarone.lib.vt.edu/items/show/22.

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