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Henry Bluett "Harry the Horse" Liversedge
Birth: Sep. 21, 1894
Amador County
California, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1951
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA

United States Marine Corps General. A veteran of World War I and World War II, he was decorated for bravery in the 1945 assault on Iwo Jima. Raised in Central California, he attended the University of California at Berkeley and joined the Marine Corps as a Private in May 1917. Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in September 1918 while serving in France, he remained on active duty after the conflict then over the inter-war years saw a wide variety of postings including the "USS California", the Dominican Republic, Haiti, China, San Francisco, Philadelphia, San Diego, Spokane, and, several times, Quantico, Virginia. Liversedge captured a Bronze Medal in the shot put at the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games, competed in the 1924 Paris Olympics, played on successful Marine Corps football teams, and was a boxing coach. In San Diego at the outbreak of World War II he was transferred to American Samoa, advanced to colonel, and assigned to the Third Marine Raider Battalion. Liversedge received his first Navy Cross for the 1943 New Georgia Campaign and in 1944 was assigned to the 28th. Marines, 5th. Marine Division. He earned his second Navy Cross for the 1945 invasion of Iwo Jima which led up to the capture of Mount Suribachi. Following the war he had multiple California assignments, was promoted to Brigadier General in May 1948, and was named Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Guam, in May of 1949. General Liversedge received his final posting as Director, Marine Corps Reserve, in 1950. Today an athletic field at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and an officer's barracks at Quantico carry his name. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
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Thank you, General for your lifetime of leadership and service to our country while serving United States Marine Corps. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Nov. 25, 2016

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