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Charles Lutcher Southward

Date of birth: May 16, 1912
Place of Birth: Virginia, Richmond
Home of record: Richmond Virginia

Charles Southward enlisted in the Virginia National Guard in 1930, and achieved the rank of First Sergeant before receiving his commission in 1935. From 1964 to 1967 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 Vietnam 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 Brigadier General Charles Lutcher Southward (ASN: 0-329922), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility, as Director of the Army National Guard during the period from June 1962 to December 1967. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General Southward reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army.

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

Action Date: June 1962 - December 1967

Service: Army

Rank: Brigadier General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General Charles Lutcher Southward (ASN: 0-329922), 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