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William Henry Abendroth

Date of birth: December 24, 1895
Date of death: September 3, 1970
Place of Birth: South Dakota, Fort Meade

William Abendroth enlisted in the Idaho National Guard in 1913. From 1951 to 1955 he served as Director of the Army National Guard. 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 Cold 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 Major General William Henry Abendroth (ASN: 0-245779), 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 July 1949 to November 1967.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 7 (February 14, 1968)

Action Date: July 1949 - November 1967

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Cold War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General William Henry Abendroth (ASN: 0-245779), 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: Major General