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George C. Rickards

Date of birth: August 25, 1860
Date of death: January 15, 1933
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Home of record: Oil City Pennsylvania

George Rickards served from 1921 to 1925 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 Colonel (Infantry) George C. Rickards, 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. As Commanding Officer of the 112th Infantry, 28th Division, Colonel Rickards proved himself a forceful and capable military leader. Maintaining at all times a high degree of efficiency in his regiment through his personal magnetism, heroism, zeal and energy, he contributed materially to the successes achieved by the 28th Division in its operations against the enemy, rendering services of distinction to the American Expeditionary Forces.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Company: Commanding Officer

Regiment: 112th Infantry Regiment

Division: 28th Division, American Expeditionary Forces