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Lieutenant General
Louis Watson Truman
Louis W. Truman (LTG) (1)
Three Star General Officer Flag

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born June 20, 1908
Place of birth Kansas City, Missouri
Died December 2, 2004 (aged 96)
Place of death Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Cause of death Unknown
Buried at
Spouse Margaret Truman (née Stevenson)
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Nickname Unknown
Personal Information
Nationality European American
Gender Male
Hair Color Unknown
Eye Color Unknown
Height Unknown
Religion Unknown
Military Info
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 40px United States Army
Years/service

Service #

Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Position Branch Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
United States Military Academy - - Cadet West Point, New York 07.02.1938 06.10.1932
6th Infantry Division Company E,
6th Infantry
(assigned to 6th Division)
Platoon Leader 2nd Lieutenant Jefferson Barracks, Missouri 06.10.1932 06.01.1933
6th Infantry Division Company H,
6th Infantry
(assigned to 6th Division)
Platoon Leader 2nd Lieutenant Jefferson Barracks, Missouri 06.01.1933 05.00.1934
6th Infantry Division Howitzer Platoon,
6th Infantry
(assigned to 6th Division)
Platoon Leader 2nd Lieutenant
1st Lieutenant
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri 05.00.1934 01.02.1936
6th Infantry Division Company G,
6th Infantry
(assigned to 6th Division)
Company Commander 1st Lieutenant Jefferson Barracks, Missouri 01.02.1936 06.12.1936
Infantry School Student Officer 1st Lieutenant Fort Benning, Georgia 09.07.1936 06.14.1937
Tank School Student Officer 1st Lieutenant Fort Benning, Georgia 09.10.1937 06.14.1938
4th Infantry Division 8th Infantry
(assigned to 4th Division)
1st Lieutenant Fort Moultrie, South Carolina 06.16.1938 08.01.1938
Panama Canal Division 14th Infantry
(assigned to Panama Canal Division)
Unit Commander 1st Lieutenant Fort Davis, Panama 08.31.1938 09.01.1940
66th Armored 1st Lieutenant Fort Meade, Maryland 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
2nd US Armored Division 2nd Armored Division Brigade Motor Officer, S-4 1st Lieutenant
Captain
Fort Benning, Georgia 09.40.1941 01.02.1941
Hawaiian Department Hawaiian Department Aide-de-camp to Lieutenant
General Short
Captain Fort Shafter, Hawaii 01.27.1941 02.28.1942
Army Ground Forces Headquarters,
Army Ground Forces
Assistant G-3 Officer Major
Lieutenant Colonel
Washington, D.C. 03.05.1942 02.15.1943
Army Ground Forces Headquarters,
Army Ground Forces
Secretary of the General Staff Lieutenant Colonel Washington, D.C. 02.16.1943 04.28.1944
84th Training Command 84th Infantry Division Chief of Staff 35px Lieutenant Colonel
Colonel
Camp Claiborne, Louisiana
various in Europe
04.29.1944 07.14.1945
84th Training Command 84th Infantry Division Assistant Division Commander Colonel various in Europe 07.15.1945 08.19.1945
84th Training Command 84th Infantry Division Chief of Staff 35px Colonel various in Europe 08.20.1945 12.31.1945
US Army Europe Headquarters,
United States Forces European Theater
Deputy Theater Chief for
Special Services
35px Colonel Frankfurt, Germany 01.01.1946 06.30.1946
United States Delegation,
United Nations Military Staff Committee
Secretary Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
New York City, New York 08.01.1946 08.25.1948
National War College Student Lieutenant Colonel Washington, D.C. 08.26.1948 07.11.1949
Joint Strategic Planning Group,
Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Member Lieutenant Colonel Washington, D.C. 07.12.1949 00.00.1952
2nd Infantry Division (US) 223rd Infantry
(assigned to 2nd Infantry Division)
Commanding Officer Colonel Korea 07.00.1952 01.00.1953
2nd Infantry Division (US) 2nd Infantry Division Assistant Division Commander Brigadier General Korea 01.00.1953 07.00.1953
Third Army (United States) Third Army Deputy Commanding General Brigadier General Fort McPherson, Georgia 00.00.1953 00.00.1955
Allied Joint Force Command Naples Headquarters,
Allied Forces in Southern Europe
Assistant Chief of Staff 35px Naples, Italy 00.00.1955 00.00.1956
Military Assistance Advisory Group, Pakistan Chief Major General Karachi, Pakistan 00.00.1956 00.00.1958
4th Infantry Division alternative 4th Infantry Division Commanding General Major General Fort Lewis, Washington 00.00.1958 00.00.1960
Army Ground Forces Headquarters,
United States Continental Army Command
Deputy Chief of Staff for
Operations and Training
35px Major General Fort Monroe, Virginia 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
Army Ground Forces Headquarters,
United States Continental Army Command
Deputy Commanding General Major General Fort Monroe, Virginia 00.00.0000 10.07.1963
VII US Corps (Alternative) VII United States Army Corps Commanding General Lieutenant General Kelly Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany 10.00.1963 00.00.1965
Third Army (United States) Third United States Army Commanding General Lieutenant General Fort McPherson, Georgia 07.15.1965 07.31.1967
Civilian Career

Dates of RankEdit

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star (1 Oakleaf) Silver Star
(one oak leaf cluster)
Legion of Merit (1 Oakleaf) Legion of Merit
(one oak leaf cluster)
Bronze Star Bronze Star Medal
(valor device; three oak leaf clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (oakleaf 1) Army Commendation Medal
(one oak leaf cluster)
Service/Campaign Medals
American Defense Service Medal (Foreign Service Star) American Defense Service Medal
(foreign service clasp)
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1 Star) Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
(one service star)
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (3 Stars) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
(three service stars)
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal
(German 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)
Combat/Special Skill Badges
Combat Infantryman Badge (x2)
Combat Infantryman Badge
(awarded two times)
Identification Badges
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Identification Badge
2nd Infantry Division (US) 2nd Infantry Division
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (worn as his
Combat Service Identification Badge)
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) 5 Overseas Service Bars
Foreign Personal Decorations
Order of Leopold (Officer) Belgian Order of Leopold Officer
Cross of War 1940-1945 (palm) Belgian Cross of War 1940-1945 palm
Order of Orange-Nassau Dutch Order of Orange-Nassau
Legion of Honour French Order of the Legion of Honour Knight
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945, palm French Cross of War 1939-1945 palm
Foreign Unit Awards
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Non-United States Service Awards
United Nations Korea Medal United Nations Korea Medal

Battles/WarsEdit

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

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  • Father:
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GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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