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Gen Leonard Townsend Gerow
Birth: Jul. 13, 1888
Death: Oct. 12, 1972

United States Army General. He began his military career as an officer in the Regular Army, serving in the Mexican Campaign and in France during World War I. After returning to America, he served in various command post and was promoted Brigadier General in 1940. He is most noted for his duties in World War II, when he was promoted Major General in command of the US V Corps, the largest unit of troops in the European Theater of Operations. He played a major part in the planning of the invasion of Europe and he was the first corps commander ashore on Normandy, D-Day June 6, 1944. He kept close to his advancing V Corps troops and was the first American general officer to enter Paris after its liberation by the 2nd French Armored and US 4th Infantry. In January 1945, he was given command of the US 15th Army and promoted Lieutenant General. After the war, he was appointed Commanding General of the US 2nd Army in 1948 and retired a full General by special Act of Congress, in 1954. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Kathryn Getchell Gerow (1888 - 1935)
  Mary Louise Kennedy Gerow (____ - 1970)
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 4, Lot 5634
 
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Record added: Sep 09, 2002
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Gen Leonard Townsend Gerow
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Gen Leonard Townsend Gerow
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Gen Leonard Townsend Gerow
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Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
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