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Chase, William Curtis

Date of birth:
March 9th, 1895 (Providence/Rhode Island, United States)
Date of death:
August 21st, 1986 (Houston/Texas, United States)
Buried on:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Plot: PF. Grave: 224.
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Brigadier General
Unit:
1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division "First Team", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1945
For action performed on 2 and 3 February 1945 in the advance on Manila on the island Luzon, Philippines.


Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 87 (1945).
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
Commanding Officer, HQ, 38th Infantry Division "Cyclone", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
April 29th, 1947
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility from February 1945 to March 1946. The distinctive accomplishments of General Chase reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army."

War Department, General Orders No. 42
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Awarded on:
February 25th, 1949

Royal decree no. 100. With swords.
Grootofficier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.2)

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