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John Ernest Dahlquist

Date of birth: March 12, 1896
Date of death: July 30, 1975
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: Minnesota, Minneapolis
Home of record: Minneapolis Minnesota

John Dahlquist retired as a U.S. Army General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General John Ernest Dahlquist, United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding General, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 March 1945. Major General Dahlquist's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 229 (1945)

Action Date: 23-Mar-45

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Company: Commanding General

Division: 36th Infantry Division

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

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 Ernest Dahlquist (ASN: 0-7120), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding General of the 36th Infantry Division during the period from 14 July to 14 September 1944.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 38 (May 16, 1945)

Action Date: July 14 - September 14, 1944

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Company: Commanding General

Division: 36th Infantry Division

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Cold War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal to General John Ernest Dahlquist, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility from 24 August 1953 to 29 February 1956.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 7 (February 24, 1956)

Action Date: August 24, 1953 - February 29, 1956

Service: Army

Rank: General

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General John Ernest Dahlquist, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against the enemy during World War II.

General Orders: Headquarters, 7th Army, General Orders No. 258 (1945)

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Company: Commanding General

Division: 36th Infantry Division

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General John Ernest Dahlquist, United States Army, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Commanding General of the 70th Infantry Division from 1943 to 1944.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1945)

Action Date: 1943 - 1944

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Company: Commanding General

Division: 70th Infantry Division