Marshall, George C., GA

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Last Rank
General of the Army
Last Primary MOS
1010-Combat Signal Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, Department of the Army (DA)
Service Years
1902 - 1946
General of the Army


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1880
 
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Home Town
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Last Address
Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Date of Passing
Oct 16, 1959
 
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Last Known Activity
After his military career, he was appointed Secretary of State by President Harry S. Truman and held that office from January 21, 1947 until January 20, 1949.

On September 21, 1950, President Truman appointed him to be the Secretary of Defense. He held that position until September 12, 1951. Due to difficulties in the Korean War, he resigned his post as Secretary of Defense and retired from politics.

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He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for the "Marshall Plan" which was the European Recovery Program  that he had proposed in 1947 after WW II.

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General George Catlett Marshall is interred in Arlington National Cemetery.
   
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 Unit Assignments
1st Infantry DivisionDepartment of the Army (DA)China Headquarters CommandInfantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA
  1917-1919, 1st Infantry Division
  1919-1924, Department of the Army (DA)
  1924-1927, China Headquarters Command
  1927-1933, Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA
  1939-1944, Department of the Army (DA)
  1944-1945, Department of the Army (DA)
 Colleges Attended 
Virginia Military Institute
  1897-1902, Virginia Military Institute
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