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Robert Howard York
Robert H. York

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born 23 Apr, 1913
place/birth Birmingham, Jefferson County,
Alabama
Died April 15, 1988
Place/death San Diego, San Diego County,
California
Cause/death
Buried at West Point Cemetery
Spouse Grace Buckland
(m. 19?? - 1988; his death)
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Nickname
Nationality Caucasian - American
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/service 7.?.1933 - 1934
Alabama National Guard
7.2.1934 - 6.14.1938
United States Military Academy
6.14.1938 - 8.1.1968
United States Army (Commission)
Service # Officer - 21341

In-depth Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
Student,
United States Military Academy
West Point, New York 2 Jul, 1934 14 Jun, 1938
1st Infantry Division 18th Infantry Regiment,
1st Infantry Division
Unit
Commander
Fort Wadsworth, New York 1 Jan, 1940 2 Aug, 1942
1st Infantry Division 18th Infantry Regiment,
1st Infantry Division
Battalion
Executive
Officer
[[]] Sept, 1942 8 Nov, 1942
1st Infantry Division 18th Infantry Regiment,
1st Infantry Division
Battalion
Commander
[[]] 8 Nov, 1942 13 Jul, 1943
83rd Infantry Division 331st Infantry Regiment,
83rd Infantry Division
Commanding
Officer
[[|]] 7 Jul, 1944 5 Apr, 1946
USMA Patch (WWII era) Instructor, Tactic Department,
United States Military Academy
West Point, New York Aug, 1946 1950
Staff Officer, Operations Division,
Office, Assistant Chief of Staff G-3,
Department of the Army
Washington, D.C. 1950 1951
Student, Army War College Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania Aug, 1951 1952
Army Liaison Officer,
Office, Assistant Chief of Staff G-2,
Department of the Army
Singapore 1952 May, 1956
Student,
Strategic Intelligence School
Washington, D.C. 195? 195?
United Nations Command United Nations Command Chief of Staff Korea Jul, 1959 Jul, 1960
Chief, International Division,
Office, Chief of Research and Development,
Department of the Army
Washington, D.C. Sept, 1960 May, 1962
Military Adviser,
Deputy Director, Tactical Warfare Programs,
Office, Director of Research and Engineering,
Department of Defense
Washington, D.C. May, 1962 Nov, 1962
Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency,
Research and Development Field Unit
Vietnam Nov, 1962 196?
Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Joint Operation Evaluation Group Vietnam Nov, 1962 196?
82nd Airborne Division 82nd Airborne Division Commanding
General
MG Fort Bragg, North Carolina 24 Feb, 1964 15 Jul, 1965
Infantry School SSI Commandant,
United States Army Infantry School
Fort Benning, Georgia 16 Jul, 1965 31 Jul, 1967
XVIII US Airborne Corps XVIII Airborne Corps Commanding
General
LTG Fort Bragg, North Carolina 1 Aug, 1967 1 Aug, 1968
Civilian Career


Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
Regular Army
No Insignia Cadet 2 Jul, 1934 21
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Infantry)
2nd Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
14 Jun, 1938 25
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Infantry)
1st Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
14 Jun, 1941 28
O-4
Major (US Infantry)
Major
US Army Infantry Insignia
15 Jul, 1948 35
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Infantry)
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
1 Jul, 1954 41
O-6
Colonel (US Infantry)
Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
14 Jun, 1963 50
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 26 Jan, 1966 52
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General
Retired 1 Aug, 1968
O-9
Lieutenant General (USA)
Lieutenant General
(Retired List)
1 Aug, 1968 55
Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
Army of the United States
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Infantry)
1st Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
9 Sept, 1940 27 8 Oct, 1940
O-3
Captain (US Infantry)
Captain
US Army Infantry Insignia
10 Oct, 1941 28 24 Oct, 1941
O-4
Major (US Infantry)
Major
US Army Infantry Insignia
27 Sept, 1942 29
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Infantry)
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
18 Feb, 1943 29
O-6
Colonel (US Infantry)
Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
13 Jul, 1944 31
Terminated COL 31 Jun, 1947
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Infantry)
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
1 Jul, 1947 34
O-6
Colonel (US Infantry)
Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
29 Jun, 1951 38
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 7 Apr, 1962 48
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General (2 Jun, 1959)
O-9
Lieutenant General (USA)
Lieutenant General 30 Jul, 1967 54

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Distinguished Service Cross Distinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal (1 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star (2OLC) Silver Star
Legion of Merit (1 Oakleaf) Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal (3OLC & V) Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart (1 Oakleaf) Purple Heart
Air Medal Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal (oakleaf 1) Army 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 (8 stars) E-A-ME Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal
National Defense Service Medal (1 Service Star) National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal
Combat/Special Skill Badges
Master Parachutist Badge Parachutist Badge (Master)
Combat Infantry Badge
Combat Infantryman Badge (Basic)
Army Aviator Badge Army Aviator Badge (Basic)
Identification Badges
Army General Staff Identification Badge
Army General Staff Identification Badge
82nd Airborne Division 82nd Airborne Division
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia -
Former Wartime Service patch
(worn from 19?? - )
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Overseas Service Bar (?)

Battles/WarsEdit

  • World War I
  • World War II

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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