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Krueger, Walter

Date of birth:
January 26th, 1881 (Flatow, German Empire)
Date of death:
August 20th, 1967 (Valley Forge/Philadelphia, United States)
Buried on:
Arlington National Cemetery
Service number:
0-1531
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

General Walter Krueger served as the commander of the Sixth Army, Third Army, VIII Corps and the 2nd Infantry Division.

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Colonel
Awarded on:
1924
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Krueger served as Assistant in the Bureau of Militia Affairs; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, and Acting Chief of Staff, 84th Division, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 26th Division, Chief of Staff, Tank Corps, Instructor, Line School, Langres, France, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 4th Corps, and Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 6th Corps. By his high professional attainments, superior zeal, loyal devotion to duty, soldierly character, and his dominant leadership, he has exercised a determining influence upon the commands with which he has served, and has contributed in a marked degree to the success of the military operations of our forces."
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General of the Army
Unit:
6th Army, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1945
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
2nd award: Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General of the Army
Unit:
6th Army, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1946
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General of the Army
Unit:
6th Army, U.S. Army
3rd award: 2nd Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General of the Army
Unit:
6th Army, U.S. Army
Good Conduct Medal - Navy
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With 2 campaign stars
World War I Victory Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With 1 silver campaign star en 1 bronze campaign star
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With "Japan" clasp
Army of Occupation Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With 2 stars
Philippines Liberation Medal

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