Gaither, Ridgely, LTG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1960-1962, Second Army (2nd Army)
Service Years
1924 - 1962
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate


Lieutenant General

Five Overseas Service Bars

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Oct 26, 1992
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 2

 Official Badges 

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

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Served as Annapolis, MD Police Commissioner 1966 - 1973.
Other Comments:
Not Specified

 Ribbon Bar

Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Infantry Officer Advanced CourseChina Headquarters CommandCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) CourseArmy Ground Forces
Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School86th Infantry Division88th Infantry DivisionDepartment of the Army (DA)
11th Airborne Division40th Infantry DivisionXVIII Airborne Corps (18th Corps)US Continental Army Command (CONARC)
Second Army (2nd Army)
  1932-1933, 6, Infantry Officer Advanced Course
  1935-1937, China Headquarters Command
  1937-1939, 6, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
  1942-1943, 2162, Army Ground Forces
  1943-1944, 2500, Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
  1945-1946, 86th Infantry Division
  1946-1949, 00GC, 88th Infantry Division
  1949-1951, 00G3, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7
  1951-1953, 00GC, 11th Airborne Division
  1953-1954, 00GC, 40th Infantry Division
  1954-1955, 00GD, XVIII Airborne Corps (18th Corps)
  1956-1958, 00GC, US Continental Army Command (CONARC)
  1960-1962, Second Army (2nd Army)
 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
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