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Lieutenant General
Daniel Van Voorhis
Daniel Van Voorhis
United States Army

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born October 24, 1878
place/birth Zanesville,
Muskingum County,
Ohio
Died January 9, 1956 (aged 77)
Place/death Walter Reed Army Hospital,
Washington, D.C.
Cause/death Natural causes
Buried at Greenwood Cemetery
Spouse Edith Burbank
(- 1955; her death)
Alma mater n/a
Nickname
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/service 5.11.1898 - 10.31.1899
United States Volunteers
2.1.1900 - 10.31.1942
United States Army
Service # 01000

Military AssignmentsEdit

Insignia Name Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
10th Pennsylvania Infantry US Army Infantry Insignia [[|]] 11 May, 1898 26 May, 1898
3rd Cavalry Regiment
US Army Cavalry Insignia
[[|]] 1 Feb, 1900 7 Aug, 1909
Student Officer,
Infantry-Cavalry School
US Army Cavalry Insignia
CPT Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1904 1905
Student Officer,
Mounted Service School
US Army Cavalry Insignia
CPT Fort Riley, Kansas 1909 1910
10th Cavalry Regiment
US Army Cavalry Insignia
Philippines
Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont
7 Aug, 1909 11 Mar, 1911
Unassigned
US Army Cavalry Insignia
11 Mar, 1911 16 Dec, 1912
8th Cavalry Regiment
US Army Cavalry Insignia
Philippines 16 Dec, 1912 1 Jan, 1914
3rd Cavalry Regiment
US Army Cavalry Insignia
New York 1 Jan, 1914 12 Jan, 1917
12th Cavalry Regiment
US Army Cavalry Insignia
California 12 Jan, 1917 18 Mar, 1918
Unassigned
US Army Cavalry Insignia
18 Mar, 1918
General Staff Corps US Army General Staff Insignia MAJ 18 Oct, 1917 17 Nov, 1919
16th Cavalry Regiment CO
US Army Cavalry Insignia
LTC Fort Sam Houston, Texas 3 Oct, 1920 6 Nov, 1920
General Staff Corps US Army General Staff Insignia LTC 24 Dec, 1920 30 Sept, 1924
General Staff Corps US Army General Staff Insignia LTC 16 Oct, 1926 30 Jun, 1928
Student Officer,
Army War College
US Army Cavalry Insignia
COL Washington Barracks 1928 1929
12th Cavalry Regiment CO
US Army Cavalry Insignia
COL Fort Brown, Texas 27 Sept, 1929 9 Sept, 1930
Commander,
Mechanized Force (experiment)
US Army Cavalry Insignia
COL Fort Eustis, Virginia 14 Oct, 1930 31 Oct, 1931
Mechanized Cavalry Regiment CO
US Army Cavalry Insignia
COL Fort Knox, Kentucky 1 Nov, 1931 1 Jul, 1932
1st Cavalry Regiment CO
US Army Cavalry Insignia
COL Fort Knox, Kentucky 16 Jan, 1933 1 Mar, 1934
Hawaiian Department Chief of Staff,
Hawaiian Department,
General Staff Corps
US Army General Staff Insignia COL
BG
Honolulu, Hawaii 23 Mar, 1934 3 Jun, 1936
7th Cavalry Brigade CG BG
MG
Fort Knox, Kentucky 27 Jun, 1936 8 Oct, 1938
64th Cavalry Division 64th Cavalry Division CG BG
MG
Louisville, Kentucky 27 Jun, 1936 8 Oct, 1938
100th Infantry Division 100th Infantry Division CG BG
MG
Huntington, West Virginia 27 Jun, 1936 8 Oct, 1938
5th Infantry Division 5th Infantry Division CG MG Columbus, Ohio 1 Aug, 1938 33 Oct, 1939
Fifth Corps Area CG MG Fort Hayes, Ohio 1 Aug, 1938 21 Jan, 1940
Panama Canal Department Panama Canal Department CG MG
LG
Quarry Heights, Panama 7 Jan, 1940 17 Sept, 1941
Caribbean Defense Command Caribbean Defense Command MG
LG
Quarry Heights, Panama Feb, 1941 17 Sept, 1941
5th Service Command Fifth Corps Area CG MG Fort Hayes, Ohio 1 Oct, 1941 22 Jul, 1942
5th Service Command Fifth Service Command CG MG Fort Hayes, Ohio 22 Jul, 1942 31 Oct, 1942

Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
E-4 Corporal Insignia Corporal United States
Volunteers
US Army Infantry Insignia
11 May, 1898 19 11 May, 1898
O-3 Captain United States
Volunteers
12 May, 1898 19 27 May, 1898
Honorable Discharge, U.S. Volunteers 31 Oct, 1899 21 31 Oct, 1899
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Cavalry alternative)
2nd Lieutenant Regular Army
US Army Cavalry Insignia
1 Feb, 1900 21 14 Mar, 1900
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Cavalry)
1st Lieutenant Regular Army
US Army Cavalry Insignia
2 Feb, 1901 22 2 Feb, 1901
O-3
Captain (US Cavalry)
Captain Regular Army
US Army Cavalry Insignia
7 Aug, 1909 30 7 Aug, 1909
O-4
Major (US Cavalry)
Major Regular Army
US Army Cavalry Insignia
24 Jul, 1917 38 24 Jul, 1917
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Cavalry)
Lieutenant Colonel Temporary
US Army Cavalry Insignia
5 Aug, 1917 38 14 Aug, 1918
O-6
Colonel (US Cavalry)
Colonel National Army
US Army Cavalry Insignia
7 Aug, 1918 39 15 Aug, 1918
Honorable Discharge, National Army 30 Jun, 1920 41 30 Jun, 1920
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Cavalry)
Lieutenant Colonel Regular Army
US Army Cavalry Insignia
1 Jul, 1920 41 1 Jul, 1920
O-6
Colonel (US Cavalry)
Colonel Regular Army
US Army Cavalry Insignia
25 Jan, 1928 49 25 Jan, 1928
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General Regular Army 14 Feb, 1936 57 14 Feb, 1936
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General Regular Army 1 Jul, 1938 59 1 Jul, 1938
O-9
Lieutenant General (USA)
Lieutenant General Temporary 31 Jul, 1940 61 31 Jul, 1940
Relieved of Lieutenant General 18 Sept, 1941 62 18 Sept, 1941
Retired, Operation of law 31 Oct, 1942 64 31 Oct, 1942

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Army Distinguished Service Medal Navy Cross
Army General Staff Identification Badge
Silver Star Legion of Merit Spanish War Service Medal
Philippine Campaign Medal Mexican Border Service Medal World War I Victory Medal
American Defense Service Medal American Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal Navy Cross
Silver Star Legion of Merit Spanish War Service Medal
Philippine Campaign Medal Mexican Border Service Medal World War I Victory Medal
American Defense Service Medal American Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal

Battles/WarsEdit

World War I World War II

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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