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InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born
Place of birth [[|]], [[|]], [[]]
Died
Place of death [[|]], [[|]], [[]]
Cause of death
Buried at
Spouse
Alma mater
Nickname
Military Info
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 40px United States Army
Years/service

Service # Officer -

Career SummaryEdit

Command or Organization Insignia Branch Location Begin Date End Date
Civilian
Cadet
2nd Lieutenant Insignia Second Lieutenant (pre-December 1917 had no insignia)
8px First Lieutenant
21px Captain
22px Major
22px Lieutenant Colonel
27px Colonel
U.S. Army General Flag (Brigadier General, plain) Brigadier General (01 Jun 1964)
Assistant Division Commander — 1st Infantry Division Vietnam 1966 1966
U.S. Army General Flag (Major General, plain) Major General (01 May 1967)
Director of Individual Training — Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel The Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia 1966 1968
Commanding General101st Airborne Division Vietnam 00 Jul 1968 10 Sep 1968
Commanding General — 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) Vietnam 10 Sep 1968 00 May 1969
U.S. Army General Flag (Lieutenant General, plain) Lieutenant General (01 Aug 1969)
Commanding GeneralXXIV Corps Vietnam 1969 1970
Director for Operations, J-3 — Joint Chiefs of Staff The Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia 1970 1972
Commanding GeneralThird United States Army Fort McPherson, Georgia 20 Jun 1972 14 Jun 1973
U.S. Army General Flag (General, plain) General (01 Aug 1973)
CommanderAllied Land Forces South-Eastern Europe 1973 1976

Dates of RankEdit

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal (3 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star (1 Oakleaf) Silver Star Medal
Legion of Merit (2 Oakleaf) Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross (1 Oakleaf) Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Bronze Star Medal
Air Medal Air Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal (oakleaf 1) Army Commendation Medal
Purple Heart Purple Heart
American Defense Service Medal (Foreign Service Star) American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (4 stars) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
National Defense Service Medal (1 Service Star) National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal (7SS) Vietnam Service Medal
Foreign Personal Decorations
National Order of Vietnam (I Class) National Order of Vietnam Flag of South Vietnam2 Republic of Vietnam
National Order of Vietnam (Officer) National Order of Vietnam Flag of South Vietnam2 Republic of Vietnam
Gallantry Cross (Vietnam) Gallantry Cross - three palms Flag of South Vietnam2 Republic of Vietnam
Armed Forces Honor Medal (Vietnam) Armed Forces Honor Medal Flag of South Vietnam2 Republic of Vietnam
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Foreign Unit Awards
Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (Vietnam) (Palm) Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - two palms Flag of South Vietnam2 Republic of Vietnam
Civil Actions Unit Citation (Vietnam) (palm) Civil Actions Unit Citation - one plam Flag of South Vietnam2 Republic of Vietnam
Non-United States Service Awards
Foreign Service Awards
Vietnam Campaign Medal Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Flag of South Vietnam2 Republic of Vietnam
Combat/Special Skill Badges
Combat Infantry Badge
Combat Infantryman Badge
Army Aircrew Badge
Basic Army Aviation Badge
Master Parachutist Badge
Master Parachutist Badge
Identification Badges
Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
100px Army General Staff Identification Badge
101st Airborne Division 101st Airborne Division Shoulder Sleeve Insignia -
Former Wartime Service patch
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Nine Overseas Service Bar

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
Extended Family

GalleryEdit

Melvin Zais (MG)

MG

Melvin Zais (LTG)

LTG

ReferencesEdit

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