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Yarborough, William Pelham

Date of birth:
May 12th, 1912 (Seattle/Washington, United States)
Date of death:
December 6th, 2005 (Southern Pines/North Carolina, United States)
Buried on:
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: 4. Grave: 3099-D.
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit:
509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division "All American", U.S. Army
"For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Commanding Officer, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the European Theater of Operations, in 1943."
Legion of Merit - US Military

Operation Grapeshot
Rank:
Colonel
Unit:
15th Army Group, U.S. Forces Austria (USFA), U.S. Forces European Theater (USFET), U.S. Army
"For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Provost Marshall, FIFTEENTH Army Group & U.S. Forces Austria, from 1945 to 1947."

Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu
Legion of Merit - US Military
Period:
Vietnam War (1955-1975)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
Special Warfare Center
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1965
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding General, Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, during the period from January 1961 to February 1965."

Department of the Army, General Orders No. 11
Period:
Vietnam War (1955-1975)
Rank:
Major General
"For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States from 1965 to 1966."

Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu
Legion of Merit - US Military
Period:
Vietnam War (1955-1975)
Rank:
Major General
"For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States from 1966 to 1968."

Third Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu
Legion of Merit - US Military
Period:
Vietnam War (1955-1975)
Rank:
Major General
Awarded on:
August 22nd, 1968
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility, during the period from December 1966 through July 1968."

Department of the Army, General Orders No. 44 (Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu)
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Vietnam War (1955-1975)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
I Corps Group, U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), U.S. Army
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Commanding General, FIRST Corps Group, Korea, in 1968."

Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Vietnam War (1955-1975)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Unit:
Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), U.S. Army
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Pacific, from 1969 to 1971."

Third Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)

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