Robert L. Denig
|Robert Livingston Denig Sr.|
September 29, 1884|
Clinton, New York
|Died||July 25, 1979
Los Altos, California
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1905 - 1945|
|Commands held||Director of Public Information|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Distinguished Service Cross
Legion of Merit
|Relations||Commodore Robert G. Denig (father)|
Robert Livingston Denig was born on September 29, 1884 as a son of navy officer, Commodore Robert G. Denig and his wife Jane (néé Jane Livingston Hubbard) in Clinton, New York. Robert L. Denig spent most of his childhood in Japan, because his father was posted there, while serving with Asiatic Squadron.
Denig moved then with his family to Sandusky, Ohio, where he attended a High school and became a member of 6th Ohio Regiment of the National Guard in 1900. He also attended the University of Pennsylvania.
On September 29, 1905, Denig was appointed a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. After studies at the Officer Candidates School at Annapolis, Maryland in 1906, he was assigned to the Provisional Marine Brigade, which late took part in Cuban Occupation. Denig served there until November 1907.
Brigadier General Denig´s ribbon bar:
|1st Row||Navy Cross||Distinguished Service Cross||Legion of Merit|
|2nd Row||Purple Heart w/ 1 award star||Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal w/ 2 service stars||Cuban Pacification Medal||World War I Victory Medal w/ two battle clasps|
|3rd Row||Nicaraguan Campaign Medal (1933)||American Defense Service Medal w/ base clasp||American Campaign Medal||Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal|
|4th Row||World War II Victory Medal||Officer of the Legion of Honour||French Croix de guerre 1914–1918 w/ palm and silver star||Nicaraguan Medal of Merit w/ silver star|