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Edwin Hess Burba

Date of birth: September 13, 1936
Place of Birth: Oklahoma, McAlester

Edwin Burba graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1959. He retired as a U.S. Army General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America has presented the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to General Edwin Hess Burba, United States Army, for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security and the defense of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Edwin Hess Burba, United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, culminating as Commander in Chief, Forces Command, from 1989 to 1993.

Action Date: 1989 - 1993

Service: Army

Rank: General

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Colonel (Infantry) Edwin Hess Burba, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with the 1st Cavalry Division, from 1967 to 1968.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Division: 1st Cavalry Division

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, 20 July 1942, takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Legion of Merit to Major General Edwin H. Burba, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States from February 1963 to April 1965.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 27 (August 13, 1965)

Action Date: February 1963 - April 1965

Service: Army

Rank: Major General