Swift, Ira, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1953-1954, 00GC, V Corps
Service Years
1918 - 1954
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate


Major General

Eight Overseas Service Bars

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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Jul 29, 1987
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 11; Site 741-2

 Official Badges 

Army Staff Identification US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Commissioned June 1916 as 2LT of Cavalry.
Retired 1954.
Other Comments:
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident CourseArmy War College (Staff)United States Department of War14th Armored Cavalry Regiment
9th Armored Division82nd Airborne DivisionOffice of the Chief of Staff of the Army2nd Infantry Division
US Forces Austria (USFA)25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)VI CorpsV Corps
  1934-1935, 0006, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
  1938-1939, 0006, Army War College (Staff)
  1941-1942, 2015, United States Department of War
  1942-1943, 1203, 1st Squadron, 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment/HHT
  1943-1944, 1210, 9th Armored Division
  1944-1945, 00GD, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC
  1945-1947, 2025, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army
  1947-1948, 00GD, 2nd Infantry Division
  1948-1951, 00GC, US Forces Austria (USFA)
  1951-1952, 00GC, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1952-1953, 00GC, VI Corps
  1953-1954, 00GC, V Corps
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 WWII - American Theater
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1945-1950 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1916-1918, United States Military Academy
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