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John Rogers Galvin

Date of birth: May 13, 1929
Date of death: September 25, 2015
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, Wakefield
Home of record: Jonesboro Georgia

John Galvin graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1954. 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 John Rogers Galvin, United States Army, for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security and the defense of the United States as Commanding in Chief, U.S. Southern Command, Panama, from 1985 to 1987.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1985 - 1987

Service: Army

Rank: General

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 a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to General John Rogers Galvin, United States Army, for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security and the defense of the United States as NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Supreme Allied Command, Europe, from 1987 to 1992.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1987 - 1992

Service: Army

Rank: General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General John Rogers Galvin, 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 as Commanding General, VII Corps, Germany, from 1983 to 1985.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1983 - 1985

Service: Army

Rank: General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General John Rogers Galvin, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Supreme Allied Command, Europe, from 1987 to 1992.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1987 - 1992

Service: Army

Rank: General

Air Force Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General John Rogers Galvin, United States Army, was awarded the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Supreme Allied Command, Europe, from 1987 to 1992.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1987 - 1992

Service: Army

Rank: General

Navy Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General John Rogers Galvin, United States Army, was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Supreme Allied Command, Europe, from 1987 to 1992.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1987 - 1992

Service: Army

Rank: General

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) John Rogers Galvin, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam, from 1969 to 1970.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 8th Cavalry Regiment

Division: 1st Cavalry Division

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) John Rogers Galvin, 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 as Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam, from 1969 to 1970.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1969 - 1970

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 8th Cavalry Regiment

Division: 1st Cavalry Division

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Colonel (Infantry) John Rogers Galvin, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States with Headquarters, Army Combat Development Command, from 1970 to 1972.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1970 - 1972

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General John Rogers Galvin, United States Army, was awarded a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Military Assistant, Supreme Allied Command, Europe Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe, from 1974 to 1975.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1974 - 1975

Service: Army

Rank: General

Soldier's Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) John Rogers Galvin, United States Army, was awarded the Soldier's Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy of the United States while serving as Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam, from 1969 to 1970.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 8th Cavalry Regiment

Division: 1st Cavalry Division

Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) John Rogers Galvin, United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam, from 1969 to 1970.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 8th Cavalry Regiment

Division: 1st Cavalry Division