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Edward Charles Meyer

Date of birth: December 11, 1928
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, St. Mary's
Home of record: Pennsylvania

Edward Meyer graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1951. From June 22, 1979 to June 21, 1983, he served as the 29th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America has presented the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to General Edward Charles Meyer, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Chief of Staff of the Army from 22 June 1979 to 21 June 1983.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Service: Army

Rank: General

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Korean War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Infantry) Edward Charles Meyer, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Company Commander, 224th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division, in Korea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 40th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 112 (1952)

Action Date: Korean War

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Regiment: 224th Infantry Regiment

Division: 40th Infantry Division

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Colonel (Infantry) Edward Charles Meyer, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Brigade Commander and Chief of Staff, 1st Cavalry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam, from 1969 to 1970.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Division: 1st Cavalry Division

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Colonel (Infantry) Edward Charles Meyer, 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 in the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army from 1964 to 1965.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1964 - 1965

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Colonel (Infantry) Edward Charles Meyer, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States in the Office of the J-5, Plans and Policy Directorate, Joint Staff, from 1967 to 1969.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1967 - 1969

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Colonel (Infantry) Edward Charles Meyer, United States Army, was awarded a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as a Brigade Commander and Chief of Staff, 1st Cavalry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam, from 1969 to 1970.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1969 - 1970

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Colonel (Infantry) Edward Charles Meyer, United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as a Brigade Commander and Chief of Staff, 1st Cavalry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam, from 1969 to 1970.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Division: 1st Cavalry Division