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Robert Charlwood Richardson , Jr.

Date of birth: October 27, 1882
Date of death: March 2, 1954
Burial location: West Point, New York
Place of Birth: South Carolina, Charleston
Home of record: Charleston South Carolina

Robert Richardson graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1904. He retired as a U.S. Army Lieutenant General in 1946, and was posthumously promoted to General by Act of Congress in 1954.

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 Colonel (Cavalry) Robert Charlwood Richardson, Jr., 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. Colonel Richardson organized and conducted with great efficiency the important strategic and tactical liaison service of the 2d Section, General Staff, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces. During the Meuse-Argonne operations he gave proof of notable military attainments and untiring devotion to duty by the efficient manner in which he organized and administered the advanced General Headquarters, rendering services of distinction to the American Expeditionary Forces.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Regiment: 2d Section

Division: General Staff, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant General Robert Charlwood Richardson, Jr. (ASN: 0-1903), 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 services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding General, Pacific Ocean Areas, and Military Governor of Hawaii from 1943 - 1945.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 4 (1946)

Action Date: 1943 - 1945

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant General

Company: Commanding General

Division: Pacific Ocean Areas

Navy Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant General Robert Charlwood Richardson, Jr. (ASN: 0-1903), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Commanding General, Pacific Ocean Areas, and Military Governor of Hawaii, from June 1943 to September 1945. Lieutenant General Richardson displayed outstanding professional ability, keen perception and initiative in the preparation and execution of plans for the vital task of maintaining and coordinating a steady flow of supplies to Army forces fighting a swift moving campaign from the Gilberts and Marshalls to the Marianas, Palau and Okinawa, and in his organization and supervision of training troops for the type of warfare employed to defeat the Japanese. As Military Governor of Hawaii, he exercised mature judgment and tact in providing a strong defense for the area with a minimum of inconvenience for the civilian population. His professional excellence, sincerity of interest and devotion to duty were direct contributing factors to the successful prosecution of the war against the Japanese Empire and were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: June 1943 - September 1945

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant General

Company: Commanding General

Division: Pacific Ocean Areas

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

Robert Charlwood Richardson, Jr. (ASN: 0-1903), United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action in the expedition against the Moros in the Philippine Islands, 1904 to 1905.

Action Date: 1904 - 1905

Service: Army

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant General Robert Charlwood Richardson, Jr. (ASN: 0-1903), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Commanding General, Pacific Ocean Areas, and Military Governor of Hawaii, from 1943 to 1946.

Action Date: 1943 - 1946

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant General

Company: Commanding General

Division: Pacific Ocean Areas