Major General
Reuben Henry Tucker III
Reuben H. Tucker III
Pictured here as Colonel (1946/47)
U.S. Army General Flag (Major General)
Two Star General Officer Flag


Basic Information
Born January 11, 1911
place/birth Ansonia, New Haven County,
Died January 6, 1970 (aged 58)
Place/death Charleston, Charleston County,
South Carolina
Cause/death Myocardial infarction (Heart attack)
Buried at Beaufort National Cemetery
Spouse Helen McAllister
(m. 1935 - 19??;)
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Nickname Rube
Nationality European American
Military Info
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 40px United States Army

Service # Officer - 19894

Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Position Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
United States Military Academy Cadet Cadet West Point, New York 07.01.1930 06.12.1935
2nd Infantry Division (US) 9th Infantry,
2nd Infantry Division
Platoon Leader 2nd Lieutenant Fort Sam Houston, Texas 09.13.1935 02.11.1937
Panama Canal Division 33rd Infantry,
Panama Canal Division
Company Officer 2nd Lieutenant
1st Lieutenant
Fort Clayton, Panama Canal 03.12.1937 07.08.1939
- Post Headquarters Officer 1st Lieutenant Fort Benning, Georgia 08.30.1939 09.11.1939
Infantry School Student Officer
(Regular Course)
1st Lieutenant Fort Benning, Georgia 09.11.1939 02.01.1940
94th Anti-Tank Battalion Platoon Leader /
Company Supply Officer
1st Lieutenant
Fort Benning, Georgia 02.00.1940 03.00.1941
Infantry School Student Officer
(Auto Course)
Captain Fort Benning, Georgia 03.00.1941 05.15.1941
94th Anti-Tank Battalion Motor Officer Captain Fort Benning, Georgia 05.15.1941 06.07.1941
Parachute School Student Officer Captain Fort Benning, Georgia 07.01.1941 07.30.1941
502nd Parachute Battalion Company Commander Captain Fort Benning, Georgia 08.00.1941 09.30.1941
504th Parachute Battalion Battalion S-2 Captain Fort Benning, Georgia 10.01.1941 01.01.1942
502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment Battalion Commander Major Fort Benning, Georgia 01.01.1942 04.30.1942
Command and General Staff School Student Officer
(8 General Staff Class)
Major Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 05.01.1942 07.03.1942
504th Parachute Infantry Regiment Executive Officer Major 07.15.1942 00.00.0000
82nd Airborne Division 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment,
82nd Airborne Division
Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel
North Africa (various)
Europe (various)
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
12.07.1942 05.10.1946
USMA Patch (WWII era) United States Military Academy Tactics Instructor Colonel -
Lieutenant Colonel
West Point, New York 07.19.1946 08.01.1948
USMA Patch (WWII era) 1st Cadet Corps Regiment,
United States Military Academy
Commanding Officer Colonel -
Lieutenant Colonel
West Point, New York 07.19.1946 08.01.1948
Air War College Student Major Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama 08.23.1948 06.17.1949
Air University Airborne Instructor Major Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama 07.01.1949 00.00.0000
Army War College Student Colonel Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania 00.00.195? 00.00.1953
United States Department of the Army Chief, Infantry Officer Branch Washington, D.C. 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
The Citadel Commandant of Cadets Colonel Charleston, South Carolina 06.00.1955 11.00.1956
- Post Commander Brigadier General Fort Dix, New Jersey 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
MAAG Laos Military Assistance Advisory Group, Laos Commander Laos 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
USArmy Pacific United States Army, Pacific Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 Major General Fort Shafter, Hawaii 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
Civilian Career
The Citadel The Citadel Commandant of Cadets Major General Charleston, South Carolina 09.00.1963 02.00.1968

Dates of RankEdit

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Distinguished Service Cross (1 Oakleaf) Distinguished Service Cross (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Distinguished Service Medal Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star Silver Star
Legion of Merit (1 Oakleaf) Legion of Merit (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Bronze Star Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart Purple Heart
Army Commendation Medal Commendation Medal
Unit Awards
Presidential Unit Citation Presidential Unit Citation
Service/Campaign Medals
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (5SS & AH) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
(Arrowhead device; 5 Service Stars)
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal
National Defense Service Medal National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal (1 SS) Korean Service Medal (1 Service Star)
Combat/Special Skill Badges
Combat Infantry Badge
Combat Infantryman Badge
Master Parachutist Badge (3 Jumps)
Parachutist Badge (Master)
(3 Combat Jump Stars)
Identification Badges
82nd Airborne Division 82nd Airborne Division
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia worn as his
Combat Service Identification Badge
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Overseas Service Bar (?)
Foreign Personal Decorations
Cross of War 1940-1945 Belgian Cross of War 1940-1945
Distinguished Service Order (UK) British Distinguished Service Order
Military William Order Dutch Military William Order
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945, palm French Cross of War 1939-1945 with Palm
Medal of Valor (Italy) Italian Silver Medal of Military Valor
Order of Military Merit Ulchi Korean Order of Military Merit
Unknown Soviet medal
Non-United States Service Awards
United Nations Korea Medal United Nations Korea Medal


World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War




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