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Gerhardt, Charles Hunter "Uncle Charlie"

Date of birth:
June 6th, 1895
Date of death:
October 9th, 1976 (Winter Park/Florida, United States)
Buried on:
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: 2. Row: RH. Grave: 3861.
Service number:
O-5259
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Lieutenant;
?: Captain;
?: Major;
?: Lieutenant Colonel;
?: Colonel;
?: Brigadier General;
?: Major General.

Career:
? - April 1917: United States Military Academy, West Point;
?: 3rd Cavalry Regiment;
?: Aide-de-Camp to Major General W.M. Wright , III Corps;
?: 89th Infantry Division;
?: 14th Cavalry Regiment;
?: 8th Cavalry Regiment;
?: 11th Cavalry Regiment;
?: G-1, Philippine Department;
?: Second Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division;
?: 56th Cavalry Brigade;
August 1942 - July 1943: Commanding Gemeral 91st Infantry Division;
July 1943 - 1946: Commanding Officer 29th Infantry Division;
?: United States Defense Attaché, Brazil;
?: G-2, 2nd Army.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
Commanding General, 29th Infantry Division "Blue and Grey", U.S. Army
Awarded for:
Operation Overlord
Received for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against the enemy while serving as Commanding General of the 29th Infantry Division during World War II.
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Received for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding General of the 29th Infantry Division from 1943 to 1945.
General Orders No. 104, War Department (1945).
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
Commanding General, 29th Infantry Division "Blue and Grey", U.S. Army
Received for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Commanding General of the 29th Infantry Division from 1943 to 1945.
Legion of Merit - US Military

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