Albert W. Waldron

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Albert Whitney Waldron
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General Albert W. Waldron (center, facing forward) commanding general, 32nd Division Artillery, discusses plans for the impending battle on 15 November 1942.
Born 1892
Died 1961
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Commands held 32nd Infantry Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Distinguished Service Cross
Distinguished Service Medal

Major General Albert Whitney Waldron (1892–1961) was an American soldier and General during World War II. He relieved Major General Edwin F. Harding, as the commander of the 32nd Infantry Division during the Battle of Buna–Gona and was wounded in the shoulder on 5 December 1942 after being shot by a sniper. He received the Distinguished Service Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal for his actions during World War II.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Valor Awards for Albert W. Waldron". Retrieved 12 December 2011.