Irwin, Stafford LeRoy, 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
1950-1952, US Forces Austria (USFA)
Service Years
1915 - 1952


Lieutenant General

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Irwin, Stafford LeRoy, LTG USA(Ret).
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Home Town
Fort Monroe, Virginia
Last Address
Asheville, North Carolina

Date of Passing
Nov 23, 1955
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Sec: 7, Site: 10364

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US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

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Lieutenant General Stafford LeRoy "Red" Irwin was born March 23rd, 1893, and graduated from the United States Military Academy in the class of 1915.

Irwin served in the Cavalry with John J. Pershing.

During World War II, he commanded the Artillery, 9th infantry division in North Africa. He also commanded the 5th infantry division, (Patton's "spearhead" division) from 1943 to 1945, and then assumed command of the 12th Army Corps in 1945.

He served as Assistant Chief of Staff, Army Intelligence in 1948 and then commanded all United States Army forces in Austria.

General Irwin died at age 63 and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
11th Armored Cavalry RegimentUS Army Field Artillery Center and School (Staff)ARNG, OklahomaHQ, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
9th Infantry Division5th Infantry DivisionXII CorpsUS Army Europe (USAREUR)
United States Department of WarUS Forces Austria (USFA)
  1915-1917, HHT, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1917-1917, US Army Field Artillery Center and School (Staff)
  1920-1924, HHD, Oklahoma Army National Guard
  1929-1933, US Army Field Artillery Center and School (Staff)
  1933-1936, HQ, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
  1941-1944, 9th Infantry Division
  1944-1944, 5th Infantry Division
  1944-1945, XII Corps
  1946-1948, V Corps
  1948-1950, United States Department of War
  1950-1952, US Forces Austria (USFA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1915-1917 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1945-1948 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military AcademyCommand and General Staff CollegeArmy War College
  1911-1915, United States Military Academy
  1926-1927, Command and General Staff College
  1937-1937, Army War College
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