Woodward, William Roscoe, BG

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
00G4-Army General Officer (G4)
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1948-1950, 00G4, 6th Army (Sixth Army)
Service Years
1916 - 1950

Field Artillery

Brigadier General



Six Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Mississippi
Mississippi
Year of Birth
1891
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Brooksville
Last Address
Santa Rosa, California

Date of Passing
Jan 18, 1994
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

104th Training Division 1st Infantry Division 23rd Infantry Division (Americal) VII Corps

US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran Order Kutuzov




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

1934 - 1938   Attached to Historical Section, Army War College
1938 - 1942   Attached to 3rd Corps Area
1942              Inspector-General, Americal Division [South Pacific]
1942              Chief of Staff, Americal Division [South Pacific]
1942 - 1943   Commanding Officer Artillery, Americal Division [South Pacific]
1943 - 1945   Commanding Officer Artillery, 104th Division [North West Europe]
1945 - 1946   Commanding Officer Artillery, VII Corps
1946              Artillery Officer, 6th Army
1946 - 1948   Commanding Officer California Military District 
1948 - 1950   Assistant Chief of Staff (G-4), 6th Army
1950              Retired

   
Other Comments:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain William Roscoe Woodward, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 7th Field Artillery, 1st Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action during the operations connected with the capture and defense of Cantigny, France, 27 to 31 May 1918. Captain Woodward displayed exceptional skill in the command of his battalion during the operations against Cantigny on 28 May, 1918; his coolness and sound judgment in quickly changing the missions of his batteries gave the maximum assistance to the infantry and aided in the protection of the artillery personnel while under heavy bombardment.
General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Division, A.E.F., General Orders No. 29 (June 22, 1918)
Action Date: May 27 - 31, 1918
Service: Army
Rank: Captain
Regiment: 7th Field Artillery
Division: 1st Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Brig. Gen. William R. Woodward was the 1962 recipient of the Toulmin Medal for his article in The Military Engineer  - Space Logistics from Earth to Mars, which is awarded annually
 

   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Army War College (Staff)23rd Infantry Division (Americal)104th Infantry Division (Timber Wolves)VII Corps Artillery
6th Army (Sixth Army)
  1934-1938, Army War College (Staff)
  1942-1943, 1193, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1943-1945, 104th Infantry Division (Timber Wolves)
  1945-1946, 00GC, VII Corps Artillery
  1948-1950, 00G4, 6th Army (Sixth Army)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 Aisne Campaign/The Battle of Cantigny
  1942-1943 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  1944-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of the Bulge
 Colleges Attended 
Mississippi State UniversityUnited States Military AcademyCommand and General Staff College
  1909-1911, Mississippi State University1
  1912-1916, United States Military Academy1
  1931-1931, Command and General Staff College
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