DeWitt, John, GEN

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 00GC, 1st Army Group
Service Years
1898 - 1947
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate



Four Overseas Service Bars

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Contact Info
Home Town
Fort Sidney
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jun 20, 1962
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Army Staff Identification Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Even though he retired in 19June 1947, a special act of Congress promoted GEN DeWitt to full General on July 19, 1954.
Other Comments:
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
42nd Infantry DivisionI CorpsFirst Army (1st Army)1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
Command and General Staff College (CGSC) CourseUnited States Department of WarPhilippine DivisionArmy War College (Staff)
Department of the Army (DA)Western Defense CommandNational Defense University (Staff)1st Army Group
  1917-1918, 42nd Infantry Division
  1918-1918, G-4, I Corps
  1918-1919, First Army (1st Army)
  1924-1926, 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
  1928-1930, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
  1930-1934, United States Department of War
  1936-1937, Philippine Division
  1937-1938, Army War College (Staff)
  1938-1940, 1984, Deputy Chief of Staff Transportation/Logistics
  1940-1943, Western Defense Command
  1943-1944, 00GC, National Defense University (Staff)
  1944-1945, 00GC, 1st Army Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1916-1916 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1944 WWII - American Theater
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
 Colleges Attended 
Princeton University
  1897-1898, Princeton University
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