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Basic Information
Born 25 May 1883
Place of birth Verndale, Wadena County,
Died 25 July 1944 (aged 61)
Place of death Near Saint-Lô, France
Cause of death friendly fire
Buried at Normandy American Cemetery
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Military Info
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 40px United States Army

Service # Officer - 1891

Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Organization or Command Title / Position Branch Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Army Career
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Command and General Staff School Commandant Brigadier General Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 00 Apr 1939 00 Oct 1940
Army Ground Forces General Headquarters, United States Army 4th Chief of Staff Major General Washington, D.C. 09 Jul 1940 08 Mar 1942
Army Ground Forces Army Ground Forces 1st Commanding General Lieutenant General Washington, D.C. 09 Mar 1942 13 Jul 1944
Civilian Career

Dates of RankEdit

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal (1 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal one oak leaf cluster
Purple Heart (1 Oakleaf) Purple Heart one oak leaf cluster
Mexican Service Medal Mexican Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal (4 stars) World War II Victory Medal four campaign stars
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Foreign Decorations
Legion of Honour (Officer) National Order of the Legion of Honour (Officer) Flag of the French Republic French Republic
Identification Badges
Army Staff Identification Badge
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWI) Four Overseas Service Chevron

Battles/Wars ParticipationEdit

Mexican Expedition (15 Mar 1916 - 08 Jan 1917)

World War I (06 Apr 1917 - 11 Nov 1918)

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

Foreign and Overseas ServiceEdit

Quotes / ReflectionsEdit



Name Relation Lifespan Notes
Immediate Family
Extended Family


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