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General
Isaac Davis White
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Four Star General Officer Flag

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born 06 March 1901
Place of birth Peterborough,
Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Died 11 June 1990 (aged 89)
Place of death Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon,
Grafton County, New Hampshire
Cause of death unknown
Buried at Pine Hill Cemetery
Spouse Julia Cotton (m. 19?? - 1990; his death)
Alma mater Norwich University ('22, B.S.)
Nickname
Military Info
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 40px United States Army
Years/service Regular Army : 05 January 1923 - 01 April 1961
Service # Officer - 15080

Career SummaryEdit

Command or Organization Insignia Branch Location Begin Date End Date
Civilian
Student, Norwich University - Military College of the State of Vermont Northfield, Vermont 1918 1922
2nd Lieutenant Insignia Second Lieutenant (09 February 1923)
8px First Lieutenant (09 October 1927)
Student Officer, Cavalry School, Troop Officers' Course Fort Riley, Kansas 1927 1928
7th Cavalry Brigade Fort Knox, Kentucky
21px Captain (01 August 1935)
Instructor, Cavalry School Fort Riley, Kansas
Student Officer, Command and General Staff School Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1938 1939
22px Major (01 July 1940)
22px Lieutenant Colonel (24 December 1941)
2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Armored Division 2nd Armored Division (olive drab border) Fort Benning, Georgia
47th Armored Reconnaissance Regiment, 2nd Armored Division Fort Benning, Georgia;
Mediterranean Theater
00 Jun 1942 --
27px Colonel (04 July 1942)
47th Armored Reconnaissance Regiment, 2nd Armored Division 2nd Armored Division (olive drab border) Mediterranean Theater -- 00 Apr 1943
Combat Command B Commander, 2nd Armored Division European Theater 00 Apr 1943 --
U.S. Army General Flag (Brigadier General, plain) Brigadier General (28 May 1944)
Combat Command B Commander, 2nd Armored Division 2nd Armored Division (olive drab border) Mediterranean Theater;
European Theater
-- 18 Jan 1945
Commanding General, 2nd Armored Division European Theater 18 Jan 1945 --
U.S. Army General Flag (Major General, plain) Major General (23 March 1945)
Commanding General, 2nd Armored Division 2nd Armored Division (olive drab border) European Theater -- 00 May 1945
Commandant, Cavalry School Fort Riley, Kansas 26 Jul 1945 31 Oct 1946
Commandant, Ground General School Fort Riley, Kansas 01 Nov 1946 19 Apr 1948
Commanding General, United States Constabulary (CG USC) United States Constabulary West Germany 00 May 1948 00 Nov 1950
Deputy Commanding General, Seventh Army Seventh Army (United States) West Germany 00 Nov 1950 00 Aug 1951
Commanding General, Armored Center /
Commandant, Armored School
Armored School & Chief of Armor Fort Knox, Kentucky 00 Aug 1951 00 Aug 1952
Commanding General, X Corps US X Corps South Korea 15 Aug 1952 --
U.S. Army General Flag (Lieutenant General, plain) Lieutenant General (07 November 1952)
Commanding General, X Corps US X Corps South Korea -- 03 Mar 1953
Commanding General, Fourth Army Fourth Army (United States) Fort Sam Houston, Texas 28 Sep 1953 17 Jun 1955
U.S. Army General Flag (General, plain) General (22 June 1955)
Commanding General, United States Army Forces, Far East (CG USAFFE) /
Commanding General, Eighth United States Army (CG EUSA)
Eighth Army (United States) South Korea 25 Jul 1955 01 Jul 1957
Commander-in-Chief, United States Army, Pacific (CINC USARPAC) USArmy Pacific Fort Shafter, Hawaii 01 Jul 1957 31 Mar 1961

Dates of RankEdit

Awards and DecorationsEdit

United States Awards and Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal (2 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal two oak leaf clusters
Silver Star (1 Oakleaf) Silver Star Medal one oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit (2 Oakleaf) Legion of Merit two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star (Valor & 1 OLC) Bronze Star Medal Valor device; one oak leaf cluster
Presidential Unit Citation Presidential Unit Citation
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (8SS & 1AH) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal arrowhead; eight service stars
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal Germany clasp
National Defense Service Medal (1 Service Star) National Defense Service Medal one service star
Korean Service Medal (3 SS) Korean Service Medal three service stars
Foreign Personal Decorations
Cross of War 1940-1945 (palm) War Cross 1940-1945 with palm Flag of the Kingdom of Belgium Kingdom of Belgium
Order of the Cloud and Banner, Grand Cordon Order of the Cloud and Banner - Grand Cordon (presumed) Flag of China (Taiwan) Republic of China
Legion of Honour (Officer) National Order of the Legion of Honour - Officer Flag of the French Republic French Republic
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945, palm War Cross 1939-1945 with palm Flag of the French Republic French Republic
Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus (presumed) Flag of Italian Republic Italian Republic
Order of the Rising Sun (Japan) Order of the Rising Sun Flag of Japan State of Japan
KOREAN Order of Military Merit (current) Teaguk Order of Military Merit - First class Flag of South Korea Republic of Korea
Order of Military Merit (Mexico) (Modern) Order of Military Merit Flag of Mexico United Mexican States
Order of Orange-Nassau Order of Orange-Nassau Flag of the Netherlands Kingdom of the Netherlands
Philippine Legion of Honor Philippine Legion of Honor Flag of the Philippines Republic of the Philippines
Order of the Red Banner Order of Red Banner Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union
Order of the Crown (Thailand) Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand - Knight Commander Flag of Thailand Kingdom of Thailand
Foreign Unit Awards
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Flag of South Korea Republic of Korea
No Ribbon Belgian Fourragère Flag of the Kingdom of Belgium Kingdom of Belgium
Non-United States Service Awards
United Nations Korea Medal United Nations Korea Medal Flag of the United Nations2 United Nations
Foreign Service Awards
Korean War Service Medal Korean War Service Medal Flag of South Korea Republic of Korea
Identification Badges
1st Armored Division (detached tab, olive drab border) 2nd Armored Division Shoulder Sleeve Insignia -
Former Wartime Service patch
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Seven Overseas Service Bars
Miscellaneous Awards & Honors
  • Bachelor of Science, Norwich University (1922)
  • Honorary Master of Military Science, Norwich University (1951)
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, Norwich University (1951)
  • Honorary Doctorate of Military Science, University of Maryland (1958)

Battles/Wars ParticipationEdit

World War II (08 Dec 1941 - 02 Sept 1945)

Korean War (07 Jul 1950 - 27 Jul 1953)

Vietnam War (01 Jan 1961; 07 Aug 1964 - 30 Apr 1975)

Foreign and Overseas ServiceEdit

Quotes / ReflectionsEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

Name Relation Lifespan Notes
Immediate Family
Daniel M. White Father Major General, U.S. Army
Extended Family

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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