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Withers A. Burress

Date of birth: November 24, 1894
Date of death: June 13, 1977
Place of Birth: Virginia, Richmond

Withers Burress graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1914. He returned to VMI as a Professor and as Commandant of VMI from 1935 to 1940. He retired as a U.S. Army Lieutenant General in 1954.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General Withers A. Burress (ASN: 0-4812), 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 as Commanding General, 100th Infantry Division, during World War II.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 86 (1945)

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Company: Commanding General

Division: 100th Infantry Division

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General Withers A. Burress (ASN: 0-4812), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action while serving as Commanding General, 100th Infantry Division, during World War II.

General Orders: Headquarters, 7th Army, General Orders No. 474 (1945)

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Company: Commanding General

Division: 100th Infantry Division

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Cold War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant General Withers A. Burress (ASN: 0-4812), 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: Lieutenant General