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General
Walter Krueger
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InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born January 26, 1881
place/birth [[|Flatow]], [[|Złotów]], German Empire
Died August 20, 1967 (aged 86)
Place/death Valley Forge Hospital,
Valley Forge, Chester County,
Pennsylvania
Cause/death
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Grace Aileen Norvell
(m. 19?? - 1956; her death)
Alma mater
Nickname
Nationality
Military Info
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 40px United States Army
Years/service

Service # Officer - 1531

In-depth Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Assignment Title / Position Branch Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
[[]] [[]]
[[]] [[]]
Infantry-Cavalry School Student Officer 1st Lieutenant Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 00.00.1905 00.00.1906
National Guard of Pennsylvania Staff Officer 35px Captain Pennsylvania 07.10.1916 10.27.1916
Tank Corps Chief of Staff Major 00.00.1918 00.00.1918
AEF General Staff College Student Officer Major Langres, France 00.00.1918 00.00.1918
IV US Corps Headquarters,
IV Corps
Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4 35px Lieutenant Colonel 01.04.1919 04.11.1919
IV US Corps Headquarters,
IV Corps
Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 35px Lieutenant Colonel 04.20.1919 05.11.1919
84th Training Command 84th Infantry Division Unknown Colonel Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky 05.00.1919 07.26.1919
7th Infantry Division 55th Infantry:
attached to 7th Division
Commanding Officer Colonel Camp Funston, Kansas 08.06.1919 00.00.1920
Army War College Student Officer Colonel;
Lieutenant Colonel
Washington Barracks 00.00.1920 00.00.1921
Army War College Instructor Lieutenant Colonel Washington Barracks 00.00.1921 00.00.1922
Office, Assistant Chief of Staff, War Plans Division:
United States Department of War
Attached 35px Lieutenant Colonel Washington, D.C. 11.01.1922 04.18.1925
Naval War College Student Officer Lieutenant Colonel Newport, Rhode Island 00.00.1925 00.00.1926
4th Infantry Division 22nd Infantry:
8th Infantry Brigade:
attached to 4th Division
Unknown 35px Lieutenant Colonel Fort McPherson, Georgia 00.00.1926 00.00.1927
Seventh Corps Area Unknown 35px Lieutenant Colonel Fort Omaha, Nebraska 00.00.1927 00.00.1928
Naval War College Instructor 35px Lieutenant Colonel Annapolis, Maryland 00.00.1928 00.00.1932
6th Infantry Division 6th Infantry:
12th Infantry Brigade:
attached to 6th Division
Commanding Officer 35px Lieutenant Colonel;
Colonel
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri 06.28.1932 07.11.1934
Office, Assistant Chief of Staff, War Plans Division:
United States Department of War
Attached 35px Colonel Washington, D.C. 07.01.1934 06.30.1936
Office, Assistant Chief of Staff, War Plans Division:
United States Department of War
Assistant Chief of Staff, War Plans Division 35px Colonel;
Brigadier General
Washington, D.C. 05.29.1936 06.30.1938
8th Infantry Division 16th Infantry Brigade:
attached to 8th Division
Commanding General - Brigadier General Fort George G. Meade, Maryland 09.01.1938 03.19.1939
2nd Infantry Division (US) 2nd Division Commanding General - Major General Fort Sam Houston, Texas 03.31.1939 10.14.1939
VIII Corps (US) VIII Corps Commanding General - Major General Fort Sam Houston, Texas 06.27.1940 05.15.1941
Third Army (United States) Third Army /
Southern Defense Command
Commanding General /
Commander
- Lieutenant General Fort Sam Houston, Texas 05.16.1941 02.02.1943
Sixth Army alternative (United States) Sixth Army Commanding General - Lieutenant General;
General
Pacific Ocean (various locations) 02.16.1943 01.28.1946
Civilian Career

Dates of RankEdit

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Distinguished Service Cross Distinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal (2 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal two oak leaf clusters
Navy Distinguished Service Medal Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit
Unit Awards
Meritorious Unit Citation Army Meritorious Unit Commendation
Service/Campaign Medals
Spanish War Service Medal Spanish War Service Medal
Army of Cuban Occupation Medal Army of Cuban Occupation Medal
Philippine Campaign Medal Philippine Campaign Medal
Mexican Border Service Medal Mexican Border Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal (1 Star) World War I Victory Medal one service star
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
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4 Stars) Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal four service stars
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal "Japan" clasp
Foreign Personal Decorations
Order of the Aztec Eagle, III class Third Class of the Order of the Aztec Eagle ( United Mexican States)
Order of Orange-Nassau (Grand Officer) Grand Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau (Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Foreign Unit Awards
Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation (Republic of the Philippines)
Foreign Service Awards
Distinguished Service Star (Philippines) Distinguished Service Star (Republic of the Philippines)
Philippine Liberation Medal Philippine Liberation Medal with three stars (Republic of the Philippines)
Cross of War 1940-1945 (palm) Cross of War 1940-1945 with palm (Kingdom of Belgium)
Identification Badges
Army Staff Identification Badge
Sixth Army alternative (United States) Sixth United States Army
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia - Former Wartime Service patch
(worn from 1946 - 1967)
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Six Overseas Service Bar
Overseas Service Bar (WWI) Two Overseas Service Chevron

Battles/WarsEdit

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

Walter Krueger
Walter Krueger2
Walter Krueger (LTG) (1)

ReferencesEdit

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