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John Kirk Singlaub

Date of birth: July 10, 1921
Place of Birth: California, Independence
Home of record: Presidio of Monterey California

John Singlaub served in the OSS during World War II, and was a founding member of the subsequent Central Intelligence Agency. He retired as a U.S. Army Major General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

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 Colonel (Infantry) John Kirk Singlaub (ASN: 0-37040), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility, during the period from May 1966 through August 1968.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 50 (September 26, 1968)

Action Date: May 1966 - August 1968

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam 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 Colonel (Infantry) John Kirk Singlaub (ASN: 0-37040), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility, during the period from September 1971 to August 1973.

Action Date: September 1971 - August 1973

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Korean War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major (Infantry) John Kirk Singlaub (ASN: 0-37040), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force while serving with the 2d Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division in Korea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 3d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 103 (1953)

Action Date: Korean War

Service: Army

Rank: Major

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 15th Infantry Regiment

Division: 3d Infantry Division

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Brigadier General John Kirk Singlaub (ASN: 0-37040), 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.

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: Brigadier General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, 20 July 1942, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit to Brigadier General John Kirk Singlaub (ASN: 0-37040), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), 8th Infantry Division, V Corps, United States Army, Europe, from August 1968 to October 1969. Brigadier General Singlaub's creative leadership, personal drive, initiative and organizational skill enabled him to produce outstanding results in every assignment. His creative generalship produced the historic non-stop flight from Germany to Spain for an airborne assault conducted during Exercise PATHFINDER EXPRESS III. This new concept significantly increased the capabilities of the division. Brigadier General Singlaub held a succession of extremely important and influential positions. In every case he sought additional responsibility, and achieved outstanding results. His personal leadership was an example to all who met him. His deep desire to insure the best sustained performance at all levels of command and his concern for the individual soldier enabled him to transmit a sense of urgency to the work at hand, together with inspiring a fierce pride in accomplishment, resulting in repeatedly outstanding achievements. Brigadier General Singlaub's outstanding leadership and dedication have been in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, United States Army, Europe and Seventh Army, General Orders No. 766 (November 20, 1969)

Action Date: August 1968 - October 1969

Service: Army

Rank: Brigadier General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Brigadier General John Kirk Singlaub (ASN: 0-37040), 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.

Action Date: August 1968 - October 1969

Service: Army

Rank: Brigadier General

Soldier's Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General John Kirk Singlaub (ASN: 0-37040), United States Army, was awarded the Soldier's Medal for heroism at the risk of life not involving conflict with an armed enemy.

Service: Army

Rank: Major General