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George Irving Back
Birth: Feb. 24, 1894
Sioux City
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 1972

United States Army Major General. He entered his military career being commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Signal Officers' Reserve Corps in November 1917 and was appointed as a 1st lieutenant in the Signal Corps, Regular Army in early 1918. Toward the end of World War I, he served in the Training Section Office as the Chief Signal Officer and was appointed the Assistant Signal Officer at the Headquarters Hawaiian Department, in the 1920s. He was assigned to the Research and Engineering Division, Office of the Chief Signal Officer as Technical Observer on the USAT cable ship USS Dellwood, with duty (1929-33). During World War II, he was at the Signal Corps Laboratories at Fort Monmouth, as a Colonel Assistant Signal Officer to General Headquarters, Army War College and was a Brigadier General Executive Officer, Signal Supply Services, Office of the Signal Deputy Chief Signal Officer, Allied Forces Headquarters in the US Mediterranean Theater of Operations into the mid 1940s. Promoted Major General Chief Signal Officer US Army in 1951 and served in position until he retired in 1955. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Rosalie Rives Henry Back (1899 - 1993)*
 
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Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 30, Lot 382
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Barry Charles
Record added: Aug 11, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9305773
George Irving Back
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