Giuffrida, Louis, COL

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Military Police Corps
Last Primary MOS
9110-Military Police Officer
Last MOS Group
Military Police Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1971, 9110, US Army Military Police School (USAMPS)
Service Years
1961 - 1971

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Claremont, CA

Date of Passing
Nov 20, 2012
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Joint Chiefs of Staff

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US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Giuffrida International Associates
Other Comments:
First Director of FEMA,  Founder California Specialized Training Institute.  Giuffrida was a Major General in the State Military Reserve of California.  He the recipient of the USSR'S Memorial Award, Italy's "Merito della Repubblica Italiana", and Sweden's Sundelin Medal.  He also established the nation's first integrated Emergency Management System and served as the designated Chief US Delegate to NATO's Civil Emergency Planning and Civil Defense Committees.  "Source Giuffrida's Obituary.    He was originally commissioned in the USMC as an infantry officer in 1943 serving in the Pacific Theater as a platoon leader and company commander.  He left the USMC to accept an RA commission serving in the 7th Infantry Division during the Korean War.  He served after the Korean War in a series of military intelligence and military police positions culminating as the 4th MP AIT Bde Cdr, Ft Gordon, GA.

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 Unit Assignments
169th Infantry RegimentUS Marine Corps7th Infantry DivisionUS Army Military Police School (USAMPS)
  1936-1942, 169th Infantry Regiment
  1943-1946, 1542, US Marine Corps
  1950-1953, 7th Infantry Division
  1969-1971, 9110, US Army Military Police School (USAMPS)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomons Campaign (1943-44)
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
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