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Landrum, Eugene Manuel, Sr.

Date of birth:
February 6th, 1891 (Pensacola/Florida, United States)
Date of death:
July 24th, 1967 (Springfield/Illinois, United States)
Buried on:
San Francisco National Cemetery
Plot: DE. Grave: 17-A.
Service number:
0-4570
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Brigadier General
Unit:
7th Infantry Division "Bayonet", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1943
Awarded for:
Operation Landcrab
"Brigadier General Eugene Manuel Landrum (ASN: 0-4570), 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 during World War II."
War Department, General Orders No. 14
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Brigadier General
Unit:
7th Infantry Division "Bayonet", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1943
Awarded for:
Operation Landcrab
Distinguished Service Medal - Navy/USMC
"In recognition for leadership in the Attu campaign"
Received at his quarters on the Aleuthian Islands.
Period:
Korean War (1950-1953)
Rank:
Colonel
Unit:
Chief of Staff, Eighth Army, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
February 7th, 1951
"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 Colonel Eugene Manuel Landrum (ASN: 0-4570), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility from 18 July to 3 September 1950."
Department of the Army: General Orders No. 4
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Second DSM received as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster.
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)

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