Davidson, Garrison Holt

Date of birth:
April 24th, 1904 (Bronx/New York, United States)
Date of death:
December 25th, 1992 (Oakland/California, United States)
Buried on:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
Plot: XVIII. Row: D. Grave: 27.
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Brigadier General
Unit:
7th Army, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1944
Action:
"Brigadier General Garrison Holt Davidson (ASN: 0-16755), United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Engineer, SEVENTH Army, from 1943 to 1945."
Details:
War Department, General Orders No. 90
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Korean War (1950-1953)
Rank:
Brigadier General
Unit:
24th Infantry Division "Taro", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
August 9th, 1951
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Action:
"The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Brigadier General Garrison Holt Davidson (ASN: 0-16755), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility in Korea from August 1950 to June 1951."
Details:
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 73
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Second DSM received as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster.
Period:
Korean War (1950-1953)
Rank:
Brigadier General
Unit:
24th Infantry Division "Taro", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1951
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Action:
"Brigadier General Garrison Holt Davidson, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 24th Infantry Division in Korea."
Details:
Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 49
Period:
Vietnam War (1955-1975)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1964
Action:
"The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant General Garrison Holt Davidson (ASN: 0-16755), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during the period July 1951 to April 1964."
Details:
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 18
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Third DSM received as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster.
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Brigadier General
Unit:
Western Task Force, U.S. Army
Awarded for:
Operation Torch
Legion of Merit - US Military
Action:
"Brigadier General Garrison Holt Davidson (ASN: 0-16755), United States Army, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Engineer, Western Task Force, North African Theater of Operations, from 1942 to 1943."

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