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Edgar Carl Erickson

Date of birth: July 18, 1896
Date of death: March 31, 1989
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, Worcester

Edgar Erickson served from 1953 to 1959 as Chief of the National Guard Bureau. 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 Edgar C. Erickson (ASN: 0-171317), United States Army National Guard, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in duties of great responsibility as Chief of the National Guard Bureau, from November 1947 to 31 May 1959.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 22 (June 10, 1959)

Action Date: November 1947 - May 31, 1959

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Division: National Guard

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Cold War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General Edgar Carl Erickson (ASN: 0-171317), 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