Fry, James, BG

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00GD-Commanding General (Deputy)
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1952-1953, 00GD, 2nd Infantry Division
Service Years
1922 - 1957
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate


Brigadier General

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Date of Passing
Oct 27, 1982
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 Official Badges 

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

 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Probably the only US Army officer to command both an Armored Regiment and an Infantry Regiment, in battle, during World War Two.
Wrote a published book, "Combat Soldier", in 1968.
One of the very few US Army Generals who did not attend neither the CGSC nor the Army War College.
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Infantry Officer Advanced CourseArmor Officers' Advanced CourseDefense Intelligence Agency (DIA)3rd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment
1st Battalion, 350th Infantry 88th Infantry DivisionArmy Ground ForcesDepartment of the Army (DA)
US Forces Austria (USFA)2nd Infantry Division
  1932-1933, 6, Infantry Officer Advanced Course
  1933-1934, 6, Armor Officers' Advanced Course
  1941-1942, 9303, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
  1943-1944, 1203, HHC, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment
  1944-1945, 1542, HHC, 1st Battalion, 350th Infantry
  1945-1946, 00GD, 88th Infantry Division
  1946-1947, 2025, Army Ground Forces
  1947-1949, 2025, Department of the Army (DA)
  1949-1952, 48A, US Forces Austria (USFA)
  1952-1953, 00GD, 2nd Infantry Division
 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
  1918-1922, United States Military Academy
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