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Willard Ames Holbrook

Date of death: July 18, 1932
Place of Birth: Wisconsin, Arkansas
Home of record: Arkansas Wisconsin

Willard Holbrook graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1885.


Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Mexican Border Wars

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 Willard Ames Holbrook, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility. As Commanding General, Southern Department, where his firmness and tact in handling a threatening situation on the Mexican border materially improved conditions between the United States and Mexico.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Company: Commanding General

Division: Southern Department