Haislip, Wade Hampton "Ham"

Date of birth:
July 9th, 1889 (Woodstock/Virginia, United States)
Date of death:
December 23rd, 1971 (Walter Reed Army Medical Center, United States Army's flagship medical center)
Buried on:
Arlington National Cemetery
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
Assistant Chief of Staff (G-2), Department General Staff, U.S. Department of War, U.S. Government
Awarded on:
1943
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Assistant Chief of Staff (G-2), War Department General Staff, from 1941 to 1942."
War Department, General Orders No. 85
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
85th Infantry Division "Custer", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1944
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding General of the 85th Infantry Division from 1943 to 1944."
War Department, General Orders No. 30. This award was obtained in the form of an Oak Leave to be attached on the ribbon of the first award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
XV Corps, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1945
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding General, 15th Corps, from 1944 to 1945."
War Department, General Orders No. 4. This award was obtained in the form of an second Oak Leave to be attached on the ribbon of the first award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
XV Corps, U.S. Army
"For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Commanding General, 15th Corps, from 1944 to 1945."
Legion of Merit - US Military
Period:
Vietnam War (1955-1975)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1966
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility, during the period from August 1951 to October 1966."
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 42
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)

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