Lauer, Walter, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
0002-General Officer
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1946, 0002, 80th Infantry Division
Service Years
1917 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate


Major General

Eight Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Home Town
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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Oct 13, 1966
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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Military Service Number
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 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 World War II US Army Generals who did not have a college degree. 

Commanded the 99th Infantry Division in the ETO.

Commanded the 66th and 80th Infantry Divisions during the Occupation of Germany. 

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   1945-1946, 0002, 80th Infantry Division

Major General
From Month/Year
November / 1945
To Month/Year
March / 1946
80th Infantry Division Unit Page
Major General
0002-General Officer
Base, Fort or City
Not Specified
Germany, West
 80th Infantry Division Details

80th Infantry Division
Changed to 80th Division (Institutional Training)
Light Infantry
Parent Unit
Infantry Divisions
Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Dec 7, 2021
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24 Members Also There at Same Time
80th Infantry Division

Kennedy, Archibald R, MG, (1908-1953) USA 0002 Brigadier General
Smythe, George, MG, (1924-1957) USA 0002 Brigadier General
Summers, Owen, BG, (1917-1947) USA 0002 Brigadier General
MacKelvie, Jay, BG, (1917-1946) FA 1193 Brigadier General
Kennedy, Archibald R, MG, (1908-1953) IN 1542 Colonel
Dillon, William, 1LT, (1942-1946) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
Shrader, William, T/SGT, (1941-1945) IN 605 Technical Sergeant
Harsh, Maynard S., S/SGT, (1942-1945) IN 605 Staff Sergeant
Lambert, Walter D., S/SGT, (1944-1946) IN 566 Staff Sergeant
Shaffstall, Edward, S/SGT, (1941-1945) IN 745 Staff Sergeant
Wilson, Jack, S/SGT, (1942-1945) FA 645 Staff Sergeant
Dillon, Regis, Sgt, (1942-1946) IN 746 Sergeant
Gower, Day L., Sgt, (1941-1945) SC 261 Sergeant
Smith, Martin, Sgt, (1944-1946) IN 746 Sergeant
Walker, Benjamin Lester, CW4, (1943-1975) IN 590 Corporal
Huber, Rex George, PFC, (1944-1946) IN 745 Private First Class
Morley, Dale, PFC, (1943-1945) AR 610 Private First Class
Waybright, Henry Clay, PFC, (1944-1946) OC 014 Private First Class
Harris, Oren C., PVT, (1943-1945) IN 745 Private
McBride, Horace Logan, LTG, (1916-1954) Major General
Wiedorfer, Paul J., M/SGT, (1943-1948) IN Master Sergeant
Turner, Day G. (MOH), S/SGT, (1943-1945) Staff Sergeant
Diemer, Christopher, PFC, (1941-1945) Private
Finney, Richard, S/SGT, (1942-1945) Staff Sergeant
Greene, John E., S/SGT, (1944-1945) Staff Sergeant

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