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Welborn G Dolvin

Service/branch  US Army
Rank  Lieutenant General
Name  Welborn Dolvin

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Buried at  Arlington National Cemetery
Died  May 17, 1991, Stevensville, Virginia, United States
Education  United States Military Academy
Awards  Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit

Lieutenant General Welborn Griffin Dolvin was born February 8, 1916 in Siloam, Georgia and died May 17, 1991 in Stevensville, Virginia

Military career

  • Cadet, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, 1933–35
  • Cadet, United States Military Academy 1935-39, graduated as No. 11582, Class of 1939
  • Promotions

  • Second Lieutenant 1939
  • First Lieutenant (AUS) 1940
  • Captain (AUS) 1942
  • First Lieutenant 1942
  • Major (AUS) 1942
  • Lieutenant Colonel (AUS) 1944
  • Captain 1948
  • Major 1951
  • Colonel (AUS) 1951
  • Brigadier General 1961
  • Major General 1963
  • Lieutenant General 1971
  • Deployments

  • Served with 67th Infantry Regiment 1939-41
  • Company Commander, 756th Tank Battalion 1941-42
  • S2/S3 & Battalion Executive Officer at Ft. Lewis 1942-43
  • Commanding Officer, 191st Tank Battalion 1944-46
  • Chief, Armored Group, Tactical Section, Infantry School 1946-49
  • Student, Command & General Staff School 1949-50
  • Commanding Officer, 89th Tank Battalion 1950-51
  • Chief of Staff, 25th Infantry Division 1951
  • Served with Office of the Chief of Research & Development, US.Army 1951-53
  • Student, Army War College 1953-54
  • Staff & Faculty Member, The Artillery School 1954-56
  • Served with Office of the Chief of Research & Development, US.Army 1956-59
  • Commander, Combat Command "C", 4th Armored Division 1959-61
  • Assistant Chief of Staff G-3 (Plans & Operations), Allied Land Forces, Central Europe (NATO) 1961-63
  • Program Manager, Tank Development Program 1963-66
  • Commanding General, 3rd Armored Division 1966-68
  • Chief of Staff, Central Army Group (NATO) 1968-70
  • Special Assistant to Commander, US. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam 1970
  • Chief of Staff, US. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam 1970-71
  • Commanding General, XXIV Corps, Vietnam 1971-72
  • Commanding General, IX Corps/United States Army, Japan 1972-75
  • Retired 1975
  • DoD Representative to Panama Canal Treaty Negotiations 1975-82
  • Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Representative to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions talks 1980-82
  • Awards and decorations

  • Distinguished Service Cross
  • Silver Star (Four)
  • Legion of Merit (Two)
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Air Medal
  • Purple Heart (Three)
  • Distinguished Service Medal (Three)
  • Unfortunately, General Dolvin's engraved awards were stolen from the family.

    References

    Welborn G. Dolvin Wikipedia


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