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George Henry Decker

Date of birth: February 16, 1902
Date of death: February 6, 1980
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: New York, Catskill
Home of record: Easton Pennsylvania

George Decker served from 1959 to 1960 as the 7th Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. From October 1, 1960 to September 30, 1962, he served as the 22d Chief of Staff of the United States Army. He retired as a U.S. Army General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General George Henry Decker (ASN: 0-15950), 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.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 98 (1945)

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Cold War

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 General George Henry Decker (ASN: 0-15950), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during the period July 1946 to September 1962.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 60 (October 12, 1962)

Action Date: July 1946 - September 1962

Service: Army

Rank: General

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Brigadier General George Henry Decker (ASN: 0-15950), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the SIXTH Army in the Pacific, during World War II.

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army

Rank: Brigadier General

Company: Chief of Staff

Division: 6th Army

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Cold War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General George Henry Decker (ASN: 0-15950), 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.

Service: Army

Rank: General