Key officer as part of “Operation Cowboy” – the US Army effort to save the famed Lipizzaner horses during WW2. An extract from his obituary: He was the son of Senator, Arthur Thomas "Tom" Stewart, of Tennessee. He was born Nov. 18, 1915, in Jasper, Tenn., and was the eldest of five children. He attended Sewanee Military Academy as a junior and graduated in 1934 from Central High School in Winchester, Tenn. After attending the University of the South for three years, he completed his L.L.B. at Cumberland Law School, Lebanon, Tenn. He joined in the U.S. Army in 1941, serving as an intelligence officer in the Second Cavalry. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his action in the rescue of the famed Lipizzaner horses of the Spanish Riding School and the resultant liberation of Allied POWs. In 2001, he was granted the National Gold Award by Austria for his accomplishments in saving the Lipizzaner horses.