Geiger, Roy Stanley

Date of birth:
January 25th, 1885 (Middleburg/Florida, United States)
Date of death:
January 23rd, 1947 (Bethesda/Maryland, United States)
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General (Major-general)
Unit:
Commander of the combined Army, Navy and Marines Air Fores stationed at Guadalcanal
Details:
This award was obtained in the form of an Gold Star to be attached on the ribbon of the first award, wich was received during the First World War.
Navy Cross
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General (Major-general)
Unit:
Commanding General I Amphibious Corps
Details:
Awarded for the Bougainville campaign, wich took place on and around Bougainville Island in the South Pacific. At that time, Bougainville was part of the Australian territory of New Guinea, although geographically it was part of the Solomon Islands.
Distinguished Service Medal - Navy/USMC
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General (Major-general)
Unit:
Commanding General III Amphibious Corps
Action:
For his leadership during the invasion and recapture of Guam in July and August 1944.
Details:
This award was obtained in the form of an Gold Star to be attached on the ribbon of the first award.
Distinguished Service Medal - Navy/USMC
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General (Major-general)
Unit:
Commanding General III Amphibious Corps
Action:
For his leadership during the invasion and capture of the southern Palau Islands in September and October 1944.
Details:
This award was obtained in the form of a second Gold Star to be attached on the ribbon of the first award.
Distinguished Service Medal - Navy/USMC
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General (Lieutenant-General)
Unit:
Commanding General Tenth U.S. Army
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General (Lieutenant-General)
World War Two Victory Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General (Lieutenant-General)
Details:
With a silver service star issued in lieu of five bronze.
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wikipedia
  • - Recipients of The Navy Cross, 1916 - Present, by C. Douglas Sterner
    - Arnold, J. & Sinton, S., US Commanders of World War II (2) Navy and USMC, Osprey Publishing Ltd., Great Britain, 2002
    - wikipedia.org
    - arlingtoncemetery.net

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