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Russell K. Alspach


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 Colonel Russell K. Alspach (ASN: 0-50879), 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 1947 to February 1965. [This award supersedes award of the Army Commendation Medal to Colonel Alspach for meritorious service during the period July 1947 to November 1957 as announced in General Orders Number 40, Headquarters, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, dated 20 June 1960.]

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 27 (August 13, 1965)

Action Date: July 1947 - February 1965

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel