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John Shirley Wood

Date of birth: January 11, 1888
Date of death: July 2, 1966

John Wood graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1912. He retired as a U.S. Army Major General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General John Shirley Wood (ASN: 0-3352), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding General of the 4th Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 27 July 1944. Major General Wood's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 4th Armored Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 51 (1944)

Action Date: July 27, 1944

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Company: Commanding General

Division: 4th Armored Division

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Major General John Shirley Wood (ASN: 0-3352), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility, during the period from 17 July to 5 November 1944.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 17 (March 13, 1945)

Action Date: July 17 - November 5, 1944

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General John Shirley Wood (ASN: 0-3352), 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 of the 4th Armored Division during World War II.

General Orders: Headquarters, XII Corps, General Orders No. 10 (1944)

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Company: Commanding General

Division: 4th Armored Division