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Albert W Waldron

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Name  Albert Waldron
Service number  0-3795
Rank  Major General
Years of service  1915-1946

Albert W. Waldron
Born  January 13, 1892 Rochester, New York (1892-01-13)
Died  June 21, 1961(1961-06-21) (aged 69) San Francisco, California
Allegiance  United States of America

Service/branch  United States Army

Major General Albert Whitney Waldron (January 13, 1892 – June 21, 1961) was an American soldier and General during World War II. He relieved Major General Edwin F. Harding, as the commander of the 32nd Infantry Division during the Battle of Buna–Gona and was wounded in the shoulder on 5 December 1942 after being shot by a sniper. He received the Distinguished Service Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal for his actions during World War II.

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Early military career

Albert Whitney Waldron was born on January 13, 1892 in Rochester, New York. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1911 and graduated four years later as a part of "the class the stars fell on" (59 members of this class became general officers during World War II). For example: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, James Van Fleet, Henry Aurand, Stafford LeRoy Irwin, John W. Leonard or others. He was commissioned a Second lieutenant in Field Artillery on June 12, 1915.

His first military assignment was with 4th Field Artillery Regiment stationed at Texas City, Texas. His unit was subsequently transferred to the Brownsville, Texas, where he served until March 1916, when he participated in Pancho Villa Expedition. After seven months of service in Mexico, Waldron returned to the United States in October 1916 and was stationed at Eagle Pass, Texas.

Decorations

Here is Major general Waldron´s ribbon bar:

References

Albert W. Waldron Wikipedia


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