Irwin, George LeRoy, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Primary Unit
1917-1918, 57th Field Artillery Brigade/HHB
Service Years
1889 - 1920

Field Artillery

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1868
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Irwin, George LeRoy, MG USA(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Fort Wayne, Michigan
Last Address
Trinidad, West Indies

Date of Passing
Feb 19, 1931
 
Location of Interment
U.S. Military Academy West Point Post Cemetery - West Point, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section D, Site 23

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Irwin was born on April 26, 1868 at Fort Wayne, Michigan. His parents were Army Brigadier General Bernard J. D. Irwin, a surgeon in the Army Medical Corps who received the Medal of Honor in the Apache Wars, and his wife Antoinette Elizabeth Stahl Irwin.

Irwin graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1889. He served in the Spanish American War, Philippine‚??American War, Cuban Pacification and World War I.

During World War I, Irwin, then a brigadier general, commanded the 57th Field Artillery Brigade of the 32nd Infantry Division[3][4] under the command of Major General William G. Haan. Irwin distinguished himself during the Second Battle of the Marne, Oise-Aisne Offensive and Meuse-Argonne Offensive and received the Army Distinguished Service Medal.

Irwin died on February 19, 1931 in Trinidad, West Indies.

In 1942, the Mojave Anti-Aircraft Range (today: Fort Irwin National Training Center) was named in his honor.

Irwin's son, Stafford LeRoy Irwin, retired as a lieutenant general.

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 Unit Assignments
57th Field Artillery Brigade
  1917-1918, 57th Field Artillery Brigade/HHB
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1899-1900 Moro Rebellion (Philippines)
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1885-1889, United States Military Academy
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