Decker, George Henry

Date of birth:
February 16th, 1902 (Catskill/New York, United States)
Date of death:
February 6th, 1980 (Washington, D.C./District Of Columbia, United States)
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Brigadier General
Unit:
6th Army, U.S. Army
Action:
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the SIXTH Army in the Pacific, during World War II."
Details:
Chief of Staff
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Awarded on:
1945
Details:
War Department, General Orders No. 98
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Korean War (1950-1953)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
October 12th, 1962
Action:
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during the period July 1946 to September 1962."
Details:
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 60 (Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Korean War (1950-1953)
Rank:
General
Legion of Merit - US Military
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
w/ 4 bronze service stars
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
"Germany"
Army of Occupation Medal
Details:
1 service star
National Defense Service Medal (NDSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
w/ 2 bronze service stars
Philippines Liberation Medal

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