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George LeRoy Irwin

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death: Died in Trinidad And Tobago
Cause of death: Amoebic Dysentery
Place of Burial: United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
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Son of Major General Bernard J. D. Irwin ve Antoinette Elizabeth Stahl
Husband of Maria Elizabeth Irwin
Father of Lt. General Stafford LeRoy Irwin
Brother of Stafford Dowling Irwin; Amie de Houle "Amy" Irwin ve Ida Irwin

Occupation: USMA Class of 1889. Major General.
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About Major General George LeRoy Irwin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_LeRoy_Irwin

George LeRoy Irwin (April 26, 1868 – February 19, 1931) was a major general of the United States Army. Fort Irwin National Training Center is named in his honor.

Biography

Irwin was born on April 26, 1868. His parents were Army Major General Bernard J. D. Irwin, a surgeon in the Army Medical Corps who received the Medal of Honor in the Apache Wars, and his wife Antoinette Elizabeth Stahl Irwin.

Irwin graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1889. He served in the Spanish American War, Philippine–American War, Cuban Pacification and World War I.

During World War I, Irwin, then a brigadier general, commanded the 57th Field Artillery Brigade of the 32nd Infantry Division under the command of Major General William G. Haan. Irwin distinguished himself during the Second Battle of the Marne, Oise-Aisne Offensive and Meuse-Argonne Offensive and received the Army Distinguished Service Medal.

Irwin died on February 19, 1931.

In 1942, the Mojave Anti-Aircraft Range (today: Fort Irwin National Training Center) was named in his honor.

Irwin's son, Stafford LeRoy Irwin, retired as a lieutenant general.

Decorations

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_LeRoy_Irwin#Decorations

Citation

The citation for Irwin's Army Distinguished Service Medal reads:

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1920)

Action Date: World War I

Name: George LeRoy Irwin

Service: Army

Rank: Brigadier General

Company: Commanding General

Regiment: 57th Field Artillery Brigade

Division: 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Citation: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Brigadier General George LeRoy Irwin, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Irwin Commanded with ability the 57th Field Artillery Brigade, 32d Division, during the Marne-Aisne, Oise-Aisne, and Meuse-Argonne offensives. At all times he displayed keen judgment, high military attainments, and loyal devotion to duty. The success of the Division whose advance he supported was due in a large measure to his eminent technical skill and ability as an artillerist.

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Major General George LeRoy Irwin's Timeline

1868
26 Ağustos 1868
Fort Wayne, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
1893
23 Mart 1893
Age 24
Fort Monroe, Hampton City, Virginia, USA
1931
18 Şubat 1931
Age 62
Trinidad And Tobago
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West Point, Orange County, New York, USA