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Macon, Robert Chauncey

Date of birth:
July 12th, 1890 (Washington, D.C., United States)
Date of death:
October 20th, 1980 (Washington, D.C., United States)
Buried on:
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: 2. Grave: 3803-1.
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Colonel
Unit:
Commanding Officer, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division "The Rock of the Marne", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
January 4th, 1943
"For gallantry in action while serving as Commanding Officer of the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against the enemy in French Morocco, on 10 November 1942. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army."

Headquarters, 3rd Infantry Division, General Orders No. 1 (4 January 1943).
Citation unavailable.
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General (Major-general)
Unit:
Commanding General, HQ, 83rd Infantry Division "Thunderbolt", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1945
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)

War Department, General Orders No. 1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General (Major-general)
Unit:
Commanding General, HQ, 83rd Infantry Division "Thunderbolt", U.S. Army

With Palm.
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)

Sources

  • - White, N.W., From Fedala to Berchtesgaden A History of the Seventh United States Infantry in World War II, Keystone Print Inc., Brockton, Massachusetts, USA, 1947
    - Taggart, D.G., History of the Third Infantry Division in World War II, The Battery Press, Nashville, USA, 1987
    - Indiana Military.org

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