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Lieutenant General
Withers Alexander Burress
United States

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born November 24, 1894
place/birth Richmond, Virginia
Died June 13, 1977 (aged 82)
Place/death Arlington County, Virginia
Cause/death
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Virginia C. Chappell
(1922 - 1974; her death)
Alma mater Virginia Military Institute
Nickname pinky
Nationality Caucasian-American
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/service

Service # O-4812

In-depth Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
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[[]]
[[File: 23rd Infantry Regiment,
2nd Infantry Division
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Instructor,
The Infantry School
US Army Infantry Insignia Fort Benning, Georgia 1920 1922
Student Officer,
The Infantry School
(Company Officers Course)
US Army Infantry Insignia Fort Benning, Georgia 1924 1925
Student Officer,
The Infantry School
(Advanced Course)
US Army Infantry Insignia Fort Benning, Georgia 1928 1929
Student Officer,
Command and General Staff College
US Army Infantry Insignia Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1930 1931
Student Officer,
Army War College
US Army Infantry Insignia Washington Barracks 1934 1935
Professor, Military Science,
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, Virginia 1935 1940
General Staff Corps,
War Department
US Army General Staff Insignia Washington, D.C. 5 Aug, 1940 21 Aug, 1941
Assistant Commandant,
The Infantry School
US Army Infantry Insignia Fort Benning, Georgia 1941 1942
[[File: 100th Infantry Division CG Fort Jackson, South Carolina
European Theater
15 Nov, 1942 22 Sept, 1945
[[File: VI United States Corps CG Stuttgart, Germany 22 Sept, 1945 Feb, 1946
Director, Intelligence,
European Command
[[]] 1946 1947
[[File: Commander,
United States Constabulary
Heidelberg, Germany 1947 1948
15 Commandant,
The Infantry School
Fort Benning, Georgia 2 Jul, 1948 21 Jan, 1951
[[File: VII United States Corps CG [[]] 1951 1952
[[File: First United States Army CG Fort Jay, New York 1 Jan, 1953 30 Nov, 1954

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (USA before 1917)
2nd Lieutenant Regular Army
US Army Infantry Insignia
30 Nov, 1916 22 4 Dec, 1916
O-2
1st Lieutenant (USA)
1st Lieutenant Regular Army
US Army Infantry Insignia
30 Nov, 1916 22 4 Dec, 1916
O-3
Captain (USA)
Captain Regular Army
US Army Infantry Insignia
12 Oct, 1917 22 12 Oct, 1917
O-4
Major (USA)
Major Regular Army
US Army Infantry Insignia
7 Jul, 1929 34 7 Jul, 1929
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (USA)
Lieutenant Colonel Regular Army
US Army Infantry Insignia
18 Mar, 1939 44 18 Mar, 1939
O-6
Colonel (USA)
Colonel Regular Army
US Army Infantry Insignia
28 Dec, 1945 51 28 Dec, 1945
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General Regular Army 24 Jan, 1948 53 22 Sept, 1944
O-9
Lieutenant General (USA)
Lieutenant General Temporary 3 Mar, 1953 58 1 Jan, 1953
Retired 30 Nov, 1954 60

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star Silver Star
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit
Bronze Star (1 Oakleaf) Bronze Star
Army Commendation Medal Army Commendation Medal
Service/Campaign Medals
Mexican Border Service Medal Mexican Border Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal (3 Stars) 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 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 National Defense Service Medal
U.S. Badges, Patches and Tabs
Overseas Service Bar (WWI) 4 WWI Overseas Service Chevrons
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) 4 WWII Overseas Service Bars
100th Infantry Division 100th Infantry Division Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
worn as his Combat Service Identification Badge
Foreign badges
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Battles/WarsEdit

World War I World War II

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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