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Lewis Blaine Hershey

Date of birth: September 12, 1893
Date of death: May 20, 1977
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: Indiana, Steuben County
Home of record: Angola Indiana

Lewis Hershey was one of only three generals in the history of the United States Army to have served as a general during three major conflicts. He retired as a U.S. Army General in 1973.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America has presented the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to General Lewis Blaine Hershey (ASN: 0-6530), United States Army, for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security and the defense of the United States as Director of the Selective Service System from August 1941 to February 1970.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General Lewis B. Hershey (ASN: 0-6530), 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 Executive Officer, Selective Service System, during World War II.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1946)

Service: Army

Rank: Major General