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John Biddle

Date of death: January 18, 1936
Place of Birth: Michigan, Detroit
Home of record: Grosse Ile Michigan

John Biddle graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1881.


Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

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 John Biddle, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In command of American troops in England, by his tact and diplomacy in handling intricate problems, General Biddle made possible the successful transshipment of many thousands of men to France. To his executive ability and efficient handling, control, and dispatch of casual troops through England is largely due.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Company: Commander

Division: American Troops in England

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

William Dorrance Beach, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action during the Puerto Rican Expedition in 1898.

General Orders: U.S. Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1898

Service: Army