Frederick Augustus Irving
|Frederick Augustus Irving|
September 3, 1894|
|Died||September 12, 1995
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1917 - 1954|
|Commands held||Superintendent of the United States Military Academy|
|Awards||Silver Star (3)
Legion of Merit (2)
Bronze Star Medal
Frederick Augustus Irving (September 3, 1894 – September 12, 1995) was an US Army major general who served as superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point from 1951-1954. 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."
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.
- "Army General Frederick Irving Dies at Age 101". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 1995-09-15. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
Bryant Edward Moore
|Superintendents of the United States Military Academy
Blackshear M. Bryan