|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1926, USA|
|Death: ||Dec. 21, 2009, USA|
George Dewey Eggers Jr., 83, of Princeton and Key West, Fla., died December 21.
He attended Poly Prep in Brooklyn, N.Y., Princeton University, and the University of Maryland.
Enlisting in the United States Army in 1944, he rose through the ranks to become Brigadier General in 1973. He was a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Armed Forces Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College, where he also served on the faculty.
During the Vietnam War he was battalion commander of the 1st Cavalry Division. He also served in Germany as brigade commander of the 3rd Infantry Division, as Assistant Division Commander 8th Infantry Division, and as the Chief of Staff of VII Corps. His decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit with two oak clusters, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, the Joint Staff Commendation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. Following his retirement from the Army in 1977, he joined the administration of Princeton University where he served as Director of Development.
He was the author of a number of articles and book reviews, and at the time of his death was writing a novella about the Vietnam conflict.
He served as President of the Princeton ROTC Advisory Council and the Alumni and Friends of ROTC for over 20 years. He also held numerous volunteer leadership positions for his Princeton Class of 1947, including five years as president. In the Princeton community, he headed the board of Trinity Counseling Service during the early 1990s. He was a member of the Association of the United States Army, the 1st Cavalry Division Association, the Princeton Club of New York, and the Century Association of New York. He was also an ardent New York Yankees fan.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 65 Grave 3674
Created by: John Michael
Record added: Jul 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54556874
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