Arnold, William Howard

Date of birth:
January 18th, 1901 (Dyersburg/Tennessee, United States)
Date of death:
September 30th, 1976 (Lake Forest/Illinois, United States)
Buried on:
Fort Sheridan Cemetery
Plot: 13. Row: A. Grave: 7.
Nationality:
American

Biography

Promotions:
June 1924: Second Lieutenant
31 January 1941: Major
December 1941: Lieutenant Colonel
4 July 1942: Colonel
19 September 1943: Brigadier General
12 November 1944: Major General
1953: Lieutenant General

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
23rd Infantry Division "Americal Division", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1946
Action:
Major General William Harold Arnold (ASN: 0-15558), United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding General of the Americal Division from 1944 to 1945.
Details:
War Department, General Orders No. 26
- In the function of Commanding General
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Periode:
Vietnam War (1955-1975)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Unit:
5th Army, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
February 14th, 1961
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Action:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant General William Harold Arnold (ASN: 0-15558), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in duties of great responsibility from May 1946 to January 1961, culminating as Commanding General of the FIFTH Army from 1955 to 1961.
Details:
Department of the Army, General Orders No. 3
- In the function of Commanding Officer
2nd decoration received as Oak Leaf Cluster
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
XIV Corps, U.S. Army
Action:
Major General William Harold Arnold (ASN: 0-15558), United States Army, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Chief of Staff, FOURTEENTH Corps, from 1943 to 1944.
Details:
In the function of Chief of Staff
Legion of Merit - US Military
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Action:
Major General William Harold Arnold (ASN: 0-15558), United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States during World War II.
Details:
Second decoration received as Oak Leaf Cluster.
Legion of Merit - US Military
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
23rd Infantry Division "Americal Division", U.S. Army
Action:
Major General William Harold Arnold (ASN: 0-15558), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against the enemy while serving as Commanding General, Americal Division, during World War II.
Details:
In the function of Commanding General
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
With Oak Leaf Cluster
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)
Details:
Second BSM received as Oak Leaf Cluster
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)
Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM)
Details:
As commander of the U.S. occupation force in Austria.
Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich

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