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Edward Higgins White

Date of birth: May 22, 1901
Date of death: November 7, 1978
Burial location: West Point, New York
Place of Birth: Indiana, Fort Wayne

Edward White graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1924. After serving in the Army Air Forces in World War II, he transferred to the U.S. Air Force when it became a separate branch of service in 1947. He retired in 1957 as a U.S. Air Force Major General.

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Awarded for actions during the Korean War

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 Edward Higgins White (AFSN: AO-238), United States Air Force, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding General, 1503d Transportation Wing from 27 June 1950 to 15 June 1951. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General White and his dedicated contributions in the service of his country reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 50 (July 16, 1951)

Action Date: June 27, 1950 - June 15, 1951

Service: Air Force

Company: Commanding General

Regiment: 1503d Transportation Wing

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Colonel (Air Corps) Edward Higgins White (AFSN: AO-238), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States from 1944 to 1945. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Colonel White and his dedicated contributions in the service of his country reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army Air Forces.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1944 - 1945

Service: Army Air Forces

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Awarded for actions during the Cold War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Brigadier General Edward Higgins White (AFSN: AO-238), United States Air Force, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States from 1954 to 1957. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General White and his dedicated contributions in the service of his country reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1954 - 1957

Service: Air Force