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Ben Lear

Date of birth: May 12, 1879
Date of death: November 2, 1966
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: Canada, Hamilton, Ontario
Home of record: Murfreesboro Tennessee

Ben Lear served in the Spanish American War as an enlisted soldier, earning promotion to 2d Lieutenant in the Philippine Insurrection. 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: Lieutenant General Ben Lear (ASN: 0-1179), 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. 19 (1943)

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant General Ben Lear (ASN: 0-1179), United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1945)

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant General