Lauer, Walter, 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
1945-1946, 00GC, 80th Infantry Division
Service Years
1917 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate


Major General

Eight Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Home Town
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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Oct 13, 1966
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
One of the very few World War II US Army Generals who did not have a college degree. 

Commanded the 99th Infantry Division in the ETO.

Commanded the 66th and 80th Infantry Divisions during the Occupation of Germany. 

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 Unit Assignments
U.S. ArmyInfantry Officer Advanced CourseCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course93rd Infantry Division
99th Infantry Division66th Infantry Division80th Infantry Division
  1917-1919, American Expeditionary Force
  1926-1927, 0006, Infantry Officer Advanced Course
  1937-1938, 0006, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
  1943-1943, 00GD, 93rd Infantry Division
  1943-1945, 00GC, 99th Infantry Division
  1945-1945, 00GC, 66th Infantry Division
  1945-1946, 00GC, 80th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1923 Occupation of Germany, 1919 to 1923
  1941-1945 WWII - American Theater
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1945-1950 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
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