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James Taggart Kerr

Date of death: April 13, 1949
Place of Birth: Ohio, Martins Ferry
Home of record: Martins Ferry Ohio

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

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

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 James Taggart Kerr, 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 in charge of the Enlisted Men's Division of the Adjutant General's Office and of the recruitment of the Army, and later as Executive Assistant to the Adjutant General of the Army, General Kerr's sound judgment and unremitting industry were important factors in the efficient administration of the Adjutant General's Department.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 77 (1919)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Army

Rank: Brigadier General

Company: Executive Assistant

Division: Adjutant General of the Army

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

James Taggart Kerr, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action in the Santiago de Cuba Campaign, 22 June to 17 July 1898. (First Citation)

Action Date: June 22 - July 17, 1898

Service: Army

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

James Taggart Kerr, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action during the Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1902. (Second Citation)

Action Date: 1899 - 1902

Service: Army