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Major General
Lorenzo D. Gasser
Information
Born May 3, 1876
  • Likens, Ohio
Died October 29, 1955
  • Washington, D.C.
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Military Info
Allegiance 20px United States
branch 20px United States Army
Active Service 1898-1940, 1941-1945
Rank 20px Major General

Lorenzo Dow Gasser (May 3, 1876 - October 29, 1955)

Early Life and EducationEdit

junior OfficerEdit

World War IEdit

Between the WarsEdit

World War IIEdit

Post-World War IIEdit

Life in RetirementEdit

In-depth Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Location Begin Date End Date
[[File:
General Staff Corps Washington, D.C. 4 Jun, 1917 18 Aug, 1917
[[File: III US Corps
[[File: Quartermaster's Department Fort Snelling, Minnesota
Student Officer,
Army War College
Washington Barracks, D.C. 1920 1921
General Staff Corps Washington, D.C. 15 Aug, 1921 17 Apr, 1925
[[File: 31st Infantry Regiment CO Manila, Philippines 18 Jun, 1931 16 Apr, 1934
Chief of Staff,
General Staff Corps,
IV Corps Area
Fort McPherson, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
14 Jun, 1934 2 Oct, 1936
[[File: 16th Infantry Regiment CG Fort George G. Meade, Maryland 26 Oct, 1936 21 Aug, 1937
Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1 Washington, D.C. 1 Sept, 1937 19 Apr, 1939
Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1 (Acting) Washington, D.C. 20 Apr, 1939 30 Jun, 1939
Deputy Chief of Staff (Acting) Washington, D.C. 1 Jul, 1939 30 May, 1940
Director,
Defense Health and Welfare Services
Washington, D.C. 1941 1943
Chairman,
War Department Manpower Board
Washington, D.C. 1943 1945

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-1 No Insignia 2nd Lieutenant February 2, 1901 24 accepted: November 15, 1901
O-2 1st Lieutenant January 14, 1902 25
O-3 Captain March 11, 1911 34
Captain December 3, 1912 36
Captain December 2, 1916 40
Captain May 19, 1917 41
Captain June 3, 1917 41
O-4 Major February 9, 1918 41
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 1920 44
O-6 Colonel May 10, 1928 52
O-7 Brigadier General June 17, 1936 60
Retired (Operation of law) May 31, 1940 64
O-8 Major General Retired List June 29, 1943 67
Active Duty: May 23, 1941 - December 31, 1945

Volunteer Service

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-3 Captain April 25, 1898
Mustered Out February 10, 1899
O-2 1st Lieutenant August 17, 1899
O-3 Captain April 30, 1901
Mustered Out July 5, 1901
O-1 No Insignia 2nd Lieutenant February 2, 1901
O-2 1st Lieutenant January 14, 1902

National Army (American Expeditionary Forces)

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-4 Major August 5, 1917 accepted: August 19, 1917
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel August 5, 1917 accepted: August 19, 1917
O-6 Colonel May 15, 1919

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Army Distinguished Service Medal Legion of Merit Spanish War Service Medal
Army of Cuban Occupation Medal Philippine Campaign Medal Mexican Border 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

Battles/WarsEdit

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