Waldron, William H., COL

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Primary Unit
1917-1918, 80th Division
Service Years
1898 - 1938

Infantry

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1877
 
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Date of Passing
Oct 01, 1947
 
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Distinguished Service Cross
Awarded for actions during the China ReliefThe President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) William H. Waldron, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving with 9th Infantry, in action at Tientsin, China, 13 July 1900, in rescuing while under a heavy fire three of his men from drowning, all of whom fully accoutered had fallen into a deep ditch, when Lieutenant Waldron also fully accoutered, jumped in and saved them.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 43, 1922
Action Date: 13-Jul-00
Service: Army
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: 9th Infantry
 

Army Distinguished Service Medal
Awarded for actions during the World War IThe President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Colonel (Infantry) William H. Waldron, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Chief of Staff, 80th Division, during the Meuse-Argonne offensive Colonel Waldron's extraordinary energy, initiative, and ability contributed largely to the success of the operations of the division.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)
Action Date: World War I
Service: Army
Rank: Colonel
Company: Chief of Staff
Division: 80th Division, American Expeditionary Forces
   
Other Comments:
Distinguished Graduate of Infantry and Cavalry School-1905
Graduate of Army Staff College-1906
Instructor at the Army War College-1911
Author of several WWI era Army books including; Army Infantry Soldiers Handbook, Army Physical Fitness.
   

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry 9th Infantry 1st Battalion (Cadre) 29th Infantry1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry
80th Division
  1898-1899, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry
  1899-1899, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry
  1899-1901, HHC, 9th Infantry
  1901-1903, HHC, 1st Battalion (Cadre) 29th Infantry
  1908-1910, HHC, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry
  1910-1915, HHC, 1st Battalion (Cadre) 29th Infantry
  1917-1918, 80th Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1900-1900 Boxer Rebellion (China Relief Service)
  1900-1900 Boxer Rebellion (China Relief Service)/Battle of Tientsin
  1917-1918 World War I
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