Koch, Oscar, 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
1951-1952, 00GD, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1916 - 1954
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Brigadier General

Eight Overseas Service Bars

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Date of Passing
May 16, 1970
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US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

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Cold War Veteran

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Last Known Activity
Member of the US Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.

Served as GEN Patton's senior G-2 Officer during World War II, in the II Corps, 7th Army and 3rd Army.

In early December 1944, he was the only Allied G-2 officer to determine that the German Army was massing for a surprise frontal attack against the US VIII Corps in the Ardennes; which became known as the Battle of the Bulge.
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 Unit Assignments
ARNG, WisconsinBasic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne SchoolU.S. ArmyCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
2nd Armored DivisionII Armored CorpsHQ, 7th Army3rd Army
US Forces Austria (USFA)25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1916-1918, 12C, ARNG, Wisconsin
  1918-1919, 12C, ARNG, Wisconsin
  1924-1925, 210, Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
  1932-1934, 12C, US Army Cavalry School
  1940-1941, 12C, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
  1941-1942, 9301, 2nd Armored Division
  1942-1943, II Armored Corps
  1943-1944, 9301, HQ, 7th Army
  1944-1945, 9301, 3rd Army
  1945-1947, 9300, US Forces Austria (USFA)
  1951-1952, 00GD, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1916-1917 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)/Pancho Villa Expedition (1916-1917)
  1917-1918 World War I
  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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