Dewitt Peck

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DeWitt Peck
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Major General DeWitt Peck
Born (1894-05-29)May 29, 1894
Bakersfield, California
Died January 13, 1973(1973-01-13) (aged 78)
Andrews Air Force Base Hospital
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps seal United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1915–1946
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Commands held 4th Marine Regiment
Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Chinese Civil War
Awards Legion of Merit (2)
Purple Heart

DeWitt Peck (May 29, 1894 – January 13, 1973) was the 18th Assistant to the Major General Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Early years[edit]

Peck was born May 29, 1894 in Bakersfield, California and after joining the Marine Corps participated in numerous conflicts, rising to the position of Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.

By the time he retired, he had achieved the rank of Major General. He died January 13, 1973 in Andrews Air Force Base Hospital.


Major General Peck´s ribbon bar:

Gold star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Silver star
1st Row Legion of Merit with Gold Star Purple Heart Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
2nd Row Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal with 2 service stars World War I Victory Medal w/ two battle clasps Nicaraguan Campaign Medal (1933) American Defense Service Medal w/ base clasp
3rd Row American Campaign Medal Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three service stars World War II Victory Medal Nicaraguan Medal of Merit w/ silver star

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.
Military offices
Preceded by
Pedro del Valle
Commanding General of the 1st Marine Division
8 August 1945 –10 June 1946
Succeeded by