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Major General
Edwin Martin Watson
Edwin M. Watson

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born December 10, 1883
place/birth Eufaula, Barbour County,
Alabama
Died February 20, 1945 (aged 61)
Place/death aboard the USS Quincy,
Atlantic Ocean
Cause/death Cerebral hemorrhage
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Francis Nash
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Nickname paw, pa, Bottleneck
Nationality Caucasian - American
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/service

Service #

In-depth Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Position Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
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[[File: 11th Infantry Regiment [[|]] 14 Feb, 1908 15 Apr, 1912
[[File: Department of the Missouri Aide-de-camp Missouri 10 Oct, 1910 1 Aug, 1912
[[File: 24th Infantry Regiment 15 Apr, 1912 1 Jun, 1915
[[File: 28th Infantry Regiment 18 Jun, 1915 13 Jan, 1917
Assistant to the Superintendent,
Public Buildings and Grounds
Washington, D.C. Nov, 1915 Feb, 1917
Student,
The Field Artillery School
Fort Sill, Oklahoma Feb, 1917 Sept, 1917
2nd Infantry Division (US) 12th Field Artillery Regiment,
2nd Infantry Division
European Theater 15 May, 1917 21 May, 1920
[[File: 1st Battalion,
12th Field Artillery Regiment,
2nd Infantry Division
Commanding
Officer
European Theater Oct, 1917 Oct, 1918
77th Infantry Division 152nd Field Artillery Brigade,
77th Infantry Division
Adjutant European Theater 6 Oct, 1918 7 Dec, 1918
Chief of Military Section,
American Peace Commission
Paris, France 9 Dec, 1918 24 Jul, 1919
Junior Military Aide,
Office, President of the United States
Washington, D.C. 9 Dec, 1918 24 Jul, 1919
Attached,
Office, Chief of Field Artillery
Washington, D.C. 24 Jul, 1919
[[File: Port and Zone Transportation Office New York City, New York 1 Apr, 1920 May, 1920
Student,
Various Foreign Artillery Schools
Paris, France Jun, 1920 Dec, 1922
[[File: 15th Field Artillery Regiment Fort Sam Houston, Texas Dec, 1922 Jul, 1923
Student,
The Field Artillery School,
(Advanced Course)
Fort Sill, Oklahoma Jul, 1923 Jun, 1924
[[File: Non-Divisional Group,
Organized Reserves
New York City, New York Oct, 1924 Jun, 1926
Student,
Command and General Staff College
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1926 1927
Military attaché,
Belgium and the Netherlands
Brussels, Belgium 1927 1931
[[File: Field Artillery Group,
2nd Coast Artillery Regiment
Unit Instructor New York City, New York Jun, 1931 Dec, 1932
Attached,
Office, Secretary of the General Staff
Washington, D.C. Jan, 1933 1 Jun, 1933
Senior Military Aide,
Office, President of the United States
Washington, D.C. 1 Jun, 1933 20 Feb, 1945
Appointments Secretary,
Office, President of the United States
Washington, D.C. 1 Apr, 1939 20 Feb, 1945
Civilian Career

Dates of RankEdit

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal Distinguished Service Medal (Army)
Silver Star (1 Oakleaf) Silver Star
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
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWI) World War I Overseas Service Chevron (3)

Battles/WarsEdit

World War I

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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