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William Wright Crouch

Date of birth: July 12, 1941
Place of Birth: California, Los Angeles

William Crouch served from 1997 to 1998 as the 27th Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. He retired as a U.S. Army General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America has presented the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to General William Wright Crouch (ASN: 0-99150), United States Army, for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security and the defense of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General William Wright Crouch (ASN: 0-99150), United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States culminating as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army from 1997 to 1998.

Action Date: 1997 - 1998

Service: Army

Rank: General

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain (Armor) William Wright Crouch (ASN: 0-99150), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force on 24 September 1967 in the Republic of Vietnam. Captain Crouch distinguished himself while serving as Commanding Officer of F Troop, 2d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. On that date, Captain Crouch, with two platoons of his troop, was conducting a sweep through a suspected enemy location at Quy My village in Quang Tri Province. As they approached the village, Captain Crouch's elements began receiving heavy automatic weapons and recoilless rifle fire. Learning that G Troop was being deployed on his flank, Captain Crouch maneuvered his platoons to a commanding location from which they placed effective fire on the enemy, preventing them from withdrawing. With the arrival of G Troop, Captain Crouch led his unit through the village, digging out and destroying the firmly entrenched enemy forces. Captain Crouch exposed himself to intense hostile fire on numerous occasions as he led his men against the enemy. By his gallant actions and aggressive leadership, Captain Crouch contributed greatly to the destruction of a well equipped North Vietnamese Army unit and the capture of numerous individual and crew-served weapons. Captain Crouch's outstanding display of valor was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Americal Division, General Orders No. 1595 (December 11, 1967)

Action Date: September 24, 1967

Service: Army

Rank: Captain

Company: Troop F

Battalion: Troop F

Regiment: 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General William Wright Crouch (ASN: 0-99150), 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.

Service: Army

Rank: General