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Major General
Robert Walker Grow
Robert W. Grow

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born February 14, 1895
place/birth Sibley, Osceola County, Iowa
Died November 3, 1985 (aged 90)
Place/death Falls Church, Virginia
Cause/death Unknown
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Mary Louella Marshall
(m. 1917 - 1974; her death)
Alma mater University of Minnesota
Nickname
Nationality Caucasian - American
Military Info
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 40px United States Army
Years/service 24 Feb, 1914 - 16 Nov, 1915
Minnesota National Guard (Enlistment)
17 Nov, 1915 - 4 Dec, 1916
Minnesota National Guard (Commission)
5 Dec, 1915 - 31 Jan, 1953
United States Army (Commission)
Service # Officer - 4621

In-depth Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
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[[File: 2nd Cavalry Regiment CPT [[|]]
Student Officer,
Cavalry School
(Troop Officer's Course)
CPT Fort Riley, Kansas 1923 1924
Student Officer,
Cavalry School
(Advanced Equitation Course)
CPT Fort Riley, Kansas 1924 18 Jun, 1925
Student Officer,
Command and General Staff College
MAJ Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1928 1929
Student Officer,
Army War College
MAJ Washington Barracks 1935 1936
[[File: 2nd Armored Division D/CS LTC [[|]] 13 Jul, 1940 3 Aug, 1941
34th Armored Regiment CO COL [[|]] 1941 1942
[[File: Combat Command B,
8th Armored Division
BG Fort Knox, Kentucky
Camp Polk, Louisiana
1942 1942
[[File: Combat Command A,
? Armored Division
BG North African Theater 1942 1943
[[File: 6th Armored Division CG BG
MG
Camp Cook, California
European Theater
May, 1943 29 Apr, 1945
[[File: 6th Armored Division CG MG European Theater 1 Jun, 1945 30 Jun, 1945
[[File: 3rd Armored Division CG MG European Theater Jul, 1945 10 Nov, 1945
[[File: 26th Infantry Division CG MG European Theater Nov, 1945 Dec, 1945
Chief, U.S. Military Mission,
Iranian Army
BG Iran 1947 1948
[[File: Commanding Post,
Fort Devens
MG Fort Devens, Massachusetts Oct, 1948 Feb, 1950
Student Officer,
Strategic Intelligence School
MG Washington, D.C. Feb, 1950 Jul, 1950
Military attaché,
Soviet Union
MG Moscow, Russia Jul, 1950 Jan, 1951
[[File: Second United States Army MG Fort Meade, Maryland Jan, 1951 1952
Court-Martial MG Fort Meade, Maryland 28 Apr, 1952 29 Jul, 1952
Center of Military History MG Fort McNair Aug, 1952 Jan, 1953
Civilian Career
Student,
University of Minnesota (B.S.)
Minneapolis, Minnesota 1912 1916
Director, Fairfax County
Chamber of Commerce
Fairfax County, Virginia 1958 1964

Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
Regular Army
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Cavalry alternative)
2nd Lieutenant 28 Nov, 1916 21 5 Dec, 1916
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Cavalry)
1st Lieutenant 28 Nov, 1916 21 5 Dec, 1916
O-3
Captain (US Cavalry)
Captain 12 Oct, 1917 22
O-4
Major (US Cavalry)
Major 21 Mar, 1928 33
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Cavalry)
Lieutenant Colonel 1 Jul, 1938 43
O-6
Colonel (US Cavalry)
Colonel 1 Oct, 1945 50
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General 24 Jan, 1948 52
Retired (Service/WWI) 31 Jan, 1953 57
Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
Minnesota National Guard
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Artillery alternative)
2nd Lieutenant 17 Nov, 1915 20
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Artillery)
1st Lieutenant 22 Aug, 1916 21
Switched to RA 4 Dec, 1916
National Army
O-3
Captain (US Cavalry)
Captain 5 Aug, 1917 22
Discharge 12 Oct, 1917
Army of the United States
O-6
Colonel (US Cavalry)
Colonel 14 Oct, 1941 46 19 Oct, 1941
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 13 Mar, 1942 47
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General 17 Sept, 1943 48
Terminated MG 30 Apr, 1946

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Distinguished Service Cross Distinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star (1 Oakleaf) Silver Star
(1 Oak leaf cluster)
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Bronze Star Medal
Service/Campaign Medals
Mexican Border Service Medal Mexican Border Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal World War I Victory Medal
Army of Occupation of Germany Army of Occupation of Germany Medal
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
(8 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
U.S. Badges, Patches and Tabs
6th Armored Division 6th Armored Division Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
worn as his Combat Service Identification Badge

Battles/WarsEdit

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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