Frederick Augustus Irving

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Frederick Augustus Irving
Born September 3, 1894
Taunton, Massachusetts, United States
Died September 12, 1995 (aged 101)
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1917–1954
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Unit USA - Army Infantry Insignia.png Infantry Branch
Commands held 24th Infantry Division
United States Military Academy
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Silver Star (3)
Legion of Merit (2)
Bronze Star
Purple Heart

Major General Frederick Augustus Irving (September 3, 1894 – September 12, 1995) was a United States Army officer who served in both World War I and World War II and was superintendent of the United States Military Academy from 1951–1954.

Biography[edit]

Irving was a West Point graduate of the class of 1917, and during the First World War he took part in the St. Mihiel offensive in France. He was wounded during battle and subsequently received the Silver Star for "leading his company through heavy artillery and machine gun fire."[citation needed]

Irving was also active during World War II, leading the 24th Infantry Division during the invasions of Hollandia, New Guinea and Leyte in the Philippines. He was commandant of cadets at West Point from 1941-1942.

Irving's service in the American military extended thirty-seven years, and he retired from service in 1954. He died in 1995 of congestive heart failure at Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. He was 101.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army General Frederick Irving Dies at Age 101". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 1995-09-15. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Durward S. Wilson
Commanding General 24th Infantry Division
1942–1944
Succeeded by
Roscoe B. Woodruff
Preceded by
Bryant Moore
Superintendent of the United States Military Academy
1951–1954
Succeeded by
Blackshear M. Bryan