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Gen Edgar Carl Erickson
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1896
Worcester
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1989
Rutland
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

US Army General. In 1914 he enlisted in Company H, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry, and he served on the Mexican border during the Pancho Villa Expedition. He was was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1917, and served with the 26th Infantry Division's 2nd Battalion, 106th Infantry in France during World War I. Erickson then became a partner in a firm that manufactured steel buildings, and later worked as the manager of a coal company. He maintained his National Guard membership, advancing to Colonel and commander of the 181st Infantry Regiment and graduating from the Command and General Staff College in 1932. A Republican, he served in the Massachusetts Senate from 1933 to 1936, when he became Superintendent of the Worcester County Training School. Now a Brigadier General, Erickson served as Adjutant General from 1939 to 1942, and was also the state's federal Director of Selective Service. In 1942 he reverted to Colonel to serve overseas during World War II, and was a liaison to Chiang Kai-shek's Chinese National Army. After World War II he was assigned to the National Guard Bureau, serving as Chief of the Infantry Regulations Branch, Chief of Plans, Acting Chief of the Army Division, and Deputy Chief of the National Guard Bureau, again receiving promotion to Brigadier General. In 1953 he was promoted to Major General and appointed NGB Chief, serving until 1959. Erickson's awards included the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Bronze Star Medal. In retirement he lived in Worcester and Sun City, Arizona, and he died at Rutland's Holden Nursing Home. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Nancy I Erickson (1898 - 1982)
 
Burial:
Worcester County Memorial Park
Paxton
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Bill McKern
Originally Created by: Angie Robinson
Record added: Feb 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65103538
Gen Edgar Carl Erickson
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Gen Edgar Carl Erickson
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 Added: Apr. 13, 2013

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 Added: May. 19, 2012
 
 
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