Ryder, Charles Wolcott, Jr., MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1974-1977, United States European Command (USEUCOM)
Service Years
1942 - 1977


Major General

Ten Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Ryder, Charles Wolcott, Jr., MG USA(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Trenton, New Jersey
Last Address
San Antonio, Texas

Date of Passing
Mar 28, 2010
Location of Interment
U.S. Military Academy West Point Post Cemetery - West Point, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Columbarium (beneath Old Cadet Chapel)

 Official Badges 

199th Infantry Brigade 4th Infantry Division Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Major General, U.S. Army, retired. 6304 Bannocks, San Antonio, TX 78239. United States Military Academy, 1942. S2 357th Infantry 90th Division, 1944-45, commanding general, 199th Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning and in Vietnam, awarded Distinguished Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Legion of Merit with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and V Device, the Air Medal with 16 Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Infantry Badge, Purple heart.  Graduated Command and General Staff College, 1953. 9th Infantry 2nd Division, 1953-54, awarded Bronze Star Medal. Assigned to Office of the Chief of Staff, 1960-61, United States Regional Office 1962-64, awarded Joint Service Commendation Medal. Commanding officer 1st Brigade, 8th Division 1964-66. Professor of military science, The Citadel, 1966-67. Aerospace Defense Command 4th Division Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68. Chief of Staff 4th Army 1970-72. Chief JUSMAGG, Greece 1972-74, Director J/4/7 EUCOM, Stuttgart, Germany, 1974-77. Retired 1977. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal.  AMA activities: Ad Astra; football; boxing; swim team.

Son of MG Charles Wolcott Ryder, Sr.(Ret).

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
90th Infantry DivisionCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course9th Infantry DivisionOffice of the Chief of Staff of the Army
8th Infantry Division199th Infantry Brigade (Motorized)4th Infantry Division4th Army
United States European Command (USEUCOM)
  1942-1945, 1542, 90th Infantry Division
  1952-1953, 1542, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
  1953-1954, 9th Infantry Division
  1960-1961, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army
  1964-1966, 1542, 8th Infantry Division
  1966-1967, 00GC, 199th Infantry Brigade (Motorized)
  1967-1968, 4th Infantry Division
  1970-1972, 4th Army
  1972-1974, Greece Military Advisory Group
  1974-1977, United States European Command (USEUCOM)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1950-1951 Korean War
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military AcademyCommand and General Staff College
  1938-1942, United States Military Academy
  1952-1953, Command and General Staff College
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