Higgins, Gerald, MG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1952-1953, 00GC, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC
Service Years
1927 - 1955
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Infantry

Major General


One Service Stripe



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1909
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Chicago
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Dec 12, 1996
 
Location of Interment
Riverside National Cemetery - Riverside, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
One of the very few General Officers who never attended the Command & General Staff College or Army War College.
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   

 Ribbon Bar

Basic Parachutist (3 Combat Jumps)

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 35th Infantry RegimentInfantry Officer Advanced Course501st Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)101st Airborne Division
Airborne SchoolUnited States Military Academy West Point (Staff)24th Infantry Division4th Infantry Division
82nd Airborne Division
  1927-1930, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment
  1938-1939, 0006, Infantry Officer Advanced Course
  1941-1942, 2162, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)
  1942-1943, 2162, 101st Airborne Division
  1943-1944, 2010, 101st Airborne Division
  1944-1945, 00GD, 101st Airborne Division
  1945-1946, 00GC, Airborne School
  1946-1948, 2500, United States Military Academy West Point (Staff)/Office of the Commandant, United States Corps of Cadets, United States Military Academy
  1948-1949, 00GD, 24th Infantry Division
  1949-1950, 00GD, 4th Infantry Division
  1952-1953, 00GC, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 WWII - American Theater
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1948-1950 US Occupation of Japan
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1930-1934, United States Military Academy
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