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General
Alfred Maximilian Gruenther
Alfred M. Gruenther (GEN) (1)
U.S. Army General Flag (General)
Four Star General Officer Flag

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born March 3, 1899
place of birth Platte Center, Platte County,
Nebraska
Died May 30, 1983 (aged 84)
Place of death Walter Reed Army Medical Center,
Washington, D.C.
Cause of death Pneumonia
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Grace E. Crum
(m. 1922 - 1979; her death)
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Nickname
Personal Information
Nationality European American
Sex Male
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Blue
Height Unknown
Weight Unknown
Religion Roman Catholic
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years of service

Service # Officer - 12242

Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Position Branch Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
[[File: [[]] 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
[[File: 24th Field Artillery,
Philippine Division
Battery Commander 1st Lieutenant Camp Stotsenburg, Philippines 01.01.1924 02.23.1926
[[File: 9th Field Artillery,
7th Division
Battery Commander 1st Lieutenant Fort Des Moines, Iowa 03.25.1926 08.23.1927
Department of Chemistry,
United States Military Academy
Instructor 1st Lieutenant West Point, New York 08.24.1927 08.20.1932
Chemical Warfare School Student Officer 1st Lieutenant [[]] 00.00.1932 00.00.1933
[[File: 6th Field Artillery,
1st Division
1st Lieutenant Fort Hoyle, Maryland 12.10.1932 06.30.1934
Department of Chemistry and Electricity,
United States Military Academy
Assistant Professor 1st Lieutenant
Captain
West Point, New York 07.01.1934 07.15.1936
Command and General Staff School Student Officer Captain Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 09.01.1936 06.22.1937
Department of Chemistry and Electricity,
United States Military Academy
Assistant Professor Captain West Point, New York 07.01.1937 08.15.1938
Army War College Student Officer Captain Washington Barracks 09.01.1938 06.22.1939
[[File: 3rd Battalion,
15th Field Artillery,
2nd Division
Battalion Commander Captain -
Lieutenant Colonel
Fort Sam Houston, Texas 08.09.1939 00.00.0000
[[File: Third Army Deputy Chief of Staff Colonel Fort Sam Houston, Texas 10.16.1941 12.18.1941
[[File: Third Army Chief of Staff Brigadier General Fort Sam Houston, Texas 12.18.1941 08.01.1942
[[File: Allied Force Headquarters Deputy Chief of Staff Brigadier General London, England
Algiers, Algeria
08.02.1942 01.04.1943
[[File: Fifth Army Chief of Staff Brigadier General
Major General
North Africa
Italy
01.05.1943 12.15.1944
[[File: Fifteenth Army Group Chief of Staff Major General Italy 12.16.1944 07.07.1945
[[File: United States Forces Austria Deputy Commander-in-Chief Major General Italy
Austria
07.06.1945 10.31.1945
National War College Deputy Commandant Major General Fort Lesley J. McNair 12.01.1945 08.21.1947
Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Director of the Joint Staff Lieutenant General Pentagon 09.17.1947 09.19.1949
Department of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff for
Plans and Combat Operations
Lieutenant General Pentagon 09.20.1949 02.28.1950
Department of the Army Deputy Chiefs of Staff for
Plans
Lieutenant General Pentagon 03.01.1950 02.13.1951
[[File: Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe Chief of Staff General 00.00.1951 07.01.1953
[[File: United States European Command Commander-in-Chief General Camp des Loges, France 07.01.1953 11.20.1956
[[File: Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe Supreme Allied Commander
Europe
General Fontainebleau, France 07.11.1953 11.20.1956
Civilian Career
American Red Cross President General (Ret.) Washington, D.C. 01.01.1957 00.00.1964
[[File: English-Speaking Union of the United States Chairman 00.00.1966 00.00.1968

Dates of RankEdit

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal (2 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal
(two oak leaf clusters)
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Bronze Star Medal
Service/Campaign Medals
World War I Victory Medal World War I Victory Medal
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (7SS & AH) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
(one arrowhead; seven service stars)
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal
(Austria clasp)
National Defense Service Medal National Defense Service Medal
Identification Badges
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Identification Badge
Army General Staff Identification Badge
Army Staff Identification Badge
[[File: Fifth United States Army
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia worn as his
Combat Service Identification Badge
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) 6 Overseas Service Bars
Foreign Personal Decorations
Order of Leopold (Knight) Belgian Order of Leopold
Cross of War 1940-1945 (palm) Belgian Cross of War 1940-1945 palm
Order of Military Merit (Brazil) Brazilian Order of Military Merit Commander
Order of the Bath British Order of the Bath Companion
War Cross 1939-1945 (Czech) Czech War Cross 1939-1945
Legion of Honour French Order of the Legion of Honour Grand Cross
Médaille militaire French Military Medal
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945, palm French Cross of War 1939-1945 palm
Order of the Crown of Italy, Grand Cross Italian Order of the Crown Grand Cross
Military Order of Italy Italian Military Order Unknown
Medal of Valor (Italy) Italian Silver Medal of Military Valor
Order of Ouissam Alaouite (Grand Officer) Moroccan Royal Order of Al-Alaoui Grand Officer
Virtuti Militari (Poland) Polish War Order of Military Valor Silver Cross
Order of Malta - Military Order of Malta Knight

Battles/WarsEdit

World War I

World War II

Korean War

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

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GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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