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Albert Hazen Blanding

Date of birth: November 9, 1876
Date of death: December 26, 1970
Place of Birth: Iowa, Lyons
Home of record: Bartow Florida

John Blanding served from 1936 to 1940 as National Guard Bureau Chief. He retired as a U.S. Army Major General.


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 Brigadier General Albert Hazen Blanding, 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, while serving as Commanding General of the 53d Infantry Brigade of the 27th Division throughout the entire period of active operations.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 118 (1919)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Army

Rank: Brigadier General

Company: Commanding General

Regiment: 53d Infantry Brigade

Division: 27th Division, American Expeditionary Forces