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Gerow, Leonard Townsend

Date of birth:
July 13th, 1888 (Petersburg/Virginia, United States)
Date of death:
October 12th, 1972 (Petersburg/Virginia, United States)
Service number:
0-3151
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

General Leonard Gerow was the commander-in-chief of the V Corps; the largest element of the European Theater of Operations (ETO).

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel
Awarded on:
1922
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. as Officer in Charge of the Sales and Disbursing Division of the Signal Corps. With unusual ability and skill, Lieutenant Colonel Gerow conducted the financial affairs of the Signal Corps and handled the negotiations with such tact and energy that Signal Corps property urgently needed was secured, inspected, and delivered to depots with the minimum of delay. Later, in the negotiations connected with the disposal of Signal Corps plants and stocks, he again performed his exacting duties in a highly meritorious manner, thereby rendering services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces in a position of great responsibility."
War Department, General Orders No. 49
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1943
Legion of Merit - US Military
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Awarded on:
1944
War Department, General Orders No. 64
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
V Corps, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1945
Headquarters, 1st Army, General Orders No. 13
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1945
Orden Suvorova 2
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Awarded on:
1947
War Department, General Orders No. 65
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
2nd award: Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu
Legion of Merit - US Military
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With 4 bronze stars and oak leaf
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Unit:
Fifteenth U.S. Army, U.S. Army
World War Two Victory Medal

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