Prichard, Vernon Edwin, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
5505-Information Officer
Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Officer)
Primary Unit
1949-1949, 5505, Office of the Army Chief of Public Affairs (OCPA)
Service Years
1915 - 1949

Field Artillery

Major General

Six Overseas Service Bars

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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Jul 10, 1949
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Army Staff Identification Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

Artillery Shoulder Cord

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
MG Prichard was killed when a yacht he was riding on exploded on the Potomic River in Washington, D.C.
He was serving as the Chief, of the US Army Public Information Division;and as such, was the US Army's chief spokesman.
He was commissioned in the Infantry in June 1915, "the class the stars fell on".
He transfered to the Field Artillery in March 1923.  
He was an "All - American" QB at USMA 1914.
He was a teammate of GENs Eisenhower and Bradley.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Infantry Division1st Division (Big Red One)U.S. ArmyCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
Hawaiian CommandVI CorpsArmy War College (Staff)27th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
4th Armored Division14th Armored Division1st Armored DivisionUnited States European Command (USEUCOM)
Department of the Army (DA)
  1915-1918, 1st Infantry Division
  1918-1919, 1st Division (Big Red One)
  1923-1924, 6, Field Artillery Officers' Advance Course
  1930-1931, 6, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
  1936-1937, 2162, Hawaiian Command
  1938-1939, 2030, VI Corps
  1939-1940, 6, Army War College (Staff)
  1940-1940, 1193, 27th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
  1941-1942, 2010, 4th Armored Division
  1942-1944, 00GC, 14th Armored Division
  1944-1945, 00GC, 1st Armored Division
  1945-1949, 2162, United States European Command (USEUCOM)
  1949-1949, 5505, Office of the Army Chief of Public Affairs (OCPA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1916-1917 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)/Pancho Villa Expedition (1916-1917)
  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)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1911-1915, United States Military Academy
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