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Melvin Zais

Date of birth: May 8, 1916
Date of death: May 7, 1981
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, Fall River
Home of record: Beaufort South Carolina

Melvin Zais retired as a U.S. Army 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 Major General Melvin Zais (ASN: 0-33471), 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 1966 through June 1968.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 38 (July 31, 1968)

Action Date: July 1966 - June 1968

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) Melvin Zais (ASN: 0-33471), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action as Commanding Officer, 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, during World War II.

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Regiment: 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) Melvin Zais (ASN: 0-33471), United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star for gallantry in action as Commanding Officer, 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, during World War II.

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Regiment: 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) Melvin Zais (ASN: 0-33471), 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 while serving as Executive Officer, 517th Parachute Infantry Regimental Combat Team, during World War II.

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Company: Executive Officer

Regiment: 517th Parachute Infantry Regimental Combat Team

Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General Melvin Zais (ASN: 0-33471), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam, in 1966.

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Division: 1st Infantry Division