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John W. Leonard
Information
Born January 25, 1890
  • Ohio
Died October 26, 1974
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Eileen O'Brien Leonard
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States
branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years of Service 1915-1952
Rank Lieutenant General insignia Lieutenant General

John William Leonard (January 25, 1890 - October 26, 1974)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
9th US Armored Division 9th Armored Division Commanding General Fort Riley, Kansas / Various October, 1942 1945
20th US Armored Division 20th Armored Division Commanding General 1945 1945
2nd US Armored Division 2nd Armored Division Commanding General March 25, 1946 October, 1946
US Armored School Commandant Fort Knox, Kentucky Jul, 1946 Jun, 1948
Military Attaché London, United Kingdom 1948 1951
US V Corps US V Corps Commanding General September 1, 1950 June 15, 1951
XVIII US Airborne Corps XVIII Airborne Corps Commanding General Fort Bragg, North Carolina May 31, 1951 1952

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet
U.S. Military Academy
June 14, 1911 21
O-1 No Insignia 2nd Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
June 12, 1915 25
O-2
1st Lieutenant Insignia
1st Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
July 1, 1916 26
O-3
Captain insignia
Captain
US Army Infantry Insignia
May 15, 1917 27
O-4
Major insignia
Major
US Army Infantry Insignia
July 2, 1920 30
O-3
Captain insignia
Reverted to Captain
US Army Infantry Insignia
November 4, 1922 32
O-4
Major insignia
Major
US Army Infantry Insignia
November 20, 1924 34
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel insignia
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
October 1, 1936 46
O-6
Colonel insignia
Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
February 1, 1944 54
O-7
Brigadier General insignia
Brigadier General January 15, 1947 56
O-8
Major General Insignia
Major General January 24, 1948 58 dated from: August 14, 1944
O-9
Lieutenant General insignia
Lieutenant General February 10, 1951 61
Retired (Operation of Law) January 31, 1952 62

Army of the United States

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-7
Brigadier General insignia
Brigadier General June 20, 1942
O-8
Major General Insignia
Major General October 27, 1942
O-9
Lieutenant General insignia
Lieutenant General February 10, 1951

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Distinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal Silver Star Legion of Merit Bronze Star
Purple Heart Army Commendation Medal Mexican Service Medal World War I Victory Medal
Army of Occupation of Germany American Defense Service Medal American Campaign Medal European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal Army of Occupation Medal

Battles/WarsEdit

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