PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Arnold, William Howard (Service number: 0-15558)
Date of birth: January 18th, 1901 (Dyersburg/Tennessee, United States)
Date of death:  September 30th, 1976 (Lake Forest/Illinois, United States)
Buried on:  Fort Sheridan Cemetery
Plot: 13.  Row: A.  Grave: 7.
Nationality:  American
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
June 1924: Second Lieutenant
31 January 1941: Major
December 1941: Lieutenant Colonel
4 July 1942: Colonel
19 September 1943: Brigadier General
12 November 1944: Major General
1953: Lieutenant General
     
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL - ARMY (DSM)
Rank: Major General
Unit: 23rd Infantry Division "Americal Division", U.S. Army
Awarded on: 1946
Action: Major General William Harold Arnold (ASN: 0-15558), United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding General of the Americal Division from 1944 to 1945.
Details: War Department, General Orders No. 26
- In the function of Commanding General
 
     
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL - ARMY (DSM)
Rank: Lieutenant General
Unit: 5th Army, U.S. Army
Awarded on: February 14th, 1961
Action: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant General William Harold Arnold (ASN: 0-15558), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in duties of great responsibility from May 1946 to January 1961, culminating as Commanding General of the FIFTH Army from 1955 to 1961.
Details: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 3
- In the function of Commanding Officer
2nd decoration received as Oak Leaf Cluster
 
     
LEGION OF MERIT - US MILITARY
Rank: Major General
Unit: XIV Corps, U.S. Army
Action: Major General William Harold Arnold (ASN: 0-15558), United States Army, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Chief of Staff, FOURTEENTH Corps, from 1943 to 1944.
Details: In the function of Chief of Staff
 
     
LEGION OF MERIT - US MILITARY
Rank: Major General
Action: Major General William Harold Arnold (ASN: 0-15558), United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States during World War II.
Details: Second decoration received as Oak Leaf Cluster.
 
     
SILVER STAR MEDAL (SSM)
Rank: Major General
Unit: 23rd Infantry Division "Americal Division", U.S. Army
Action: Major General William Harold Arnold (ASN: 0-15558), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against the enemy while serving as Commanding General, Americal Division, during World War II.
Details: In the function of Commanding General
 
     
BRONZE STAR MEDAL (BSM)
Details: With Oak Leaf Cluster
 
     
BRONZE STAR MEDAL (BSM)
Details: Second BSM received as Oak Leaf Cluster
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
 
     
ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL (ARCOM)
 
     
CHIEF COMMANDER TO THE LEGION OF HONOR
 
     
L' ORDRE NATIONAL DE LA LEGION D’HONNEUR
 
     
EHRENZEICHEN FÜR VERDIENSTE UM DIE REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Rank: Lieutenant General
Unit: U.S. Forces Austria, United States Armed Forces
Details: As commander of the U.S. occupation force in Austria.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wikimedia Commons
Information source(s):   - New York Times
- Valor awards for William Harold Arnold
- William H. Arnold
- Recipients of the Army Distinguished Service Medal
- Army register, 1946, p.24
- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr
- 1955 – Salzburgwiki
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