During Cunningham's ten-year tenure as head football coach at Georgia, the Bulldogs only played eight seasons, disbanding the team in 1917 and 1918 as a result of World War I, but his teams produced seven winning seasons, two more than in the first 18 years of the program's history before Cunningham took the reins. Cunningham compiled a 43–18–9 coaching record at Georgia. He also coached Georgia's first All-American, Bob McWhorter, and George "Kid" Woodruff, who assumed the head coaching duties at Georgia in 1923.

During the hiatus of Georgia football in 1917 and 1918, Cunningham joined the United States Army. He returned to coaching in 1919 for one year, then re-enlisted in the Army. Cunningham reached the rank of general in the Army. He also served in World War IIwith the, achieving the rank of colonel. Cunningham died on August 15, 1968, and was buried in the Marietta National Cemeteryin Marietta, Georgia. His plot location is in Section Q, Site 181 C.

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GEN. W A CUNNINGHAM MEMORIAL CHAPTER

465 - ATLANTA

EST. AUGUST 29, 1982

CHAPTER COMMANDER

William Jones

(404) 314-5366

ABOUT US


Chapter 465 was the second chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart established in Georgia. We currently have two Past National Commanders of the MOPH in our chapter. We have a proud tradition of helping all veterans. If you would like to find out how to get involved or join our chapter please contact one of the officers listed above. Our meetings are open to all members. If you are a Purple Heart recipient and would like to come to a meeting to see what we are about please contact either of the officers listed above. Click on the images below to see the programs we proudly offer.

65th Past National Commander

James Blaylock

U.S. Marine Corps

Vietnam 

CHAPTER ADJUTANT

James Gordon

(678) 613-3320

MEETING LOCATION

Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave SW

 Atlanta, Georgia 30303


MEETING DAY / TIME

3rd Saturday of the Month

Noon

74th Past National Commander

James Randles

U.S. Army

Vietnam