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Chase, Charles Henry

Date of birth:
August 14th, 1910 (Portland/Maine, United States)
Date of death:
March 11th, 1981 (Patrick Air force Base, Florida)
Buried on:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
Plot: XIII. Row: G. Grave: 276.
Service number:
0-19095
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit:
Commanding Officer, 506th Parachute Infantry, 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
November 14th, 1946
Awarded for:
Operation Market Garden

Royal decree no.35
Ridder vierde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.4)
Rank:
Major General
Awarded on:
July 31st, 1968
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility, during the period from May 1956 through May 1968."

Department of the Army, General Orders No. 38
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)

OLC
Legion of Merit - US Military

OLC
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)

OLC
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

4 campaign stars & arrowhead device
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Period:
Korean War (1950-1953)

With silver star
Order of Military Merit 2nd Class - Eulji Cordon
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

With 2 stars

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