George Jacob Richards

Major General George Jacob Richards (April 12, 1891 – October 1, 1984) was a United States Army officer who was a recipient of the Army Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit during World War II.[1] He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.[2]

George Jacob Richards
Born(1891-04-12)April 12, 1891
Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
DiedOctober 1, 1984(1984-10-01) (aged 93)
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1915−1953
RankMajor General
Service number0-3771
UnitUnited States Army Corps of Engineers
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsArmy Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit

Commissioned into the United States Army Corps of Engineers in June 1915, he served in the United States during World War I and, during the interwar period, he attended the Naval War College from July 1937 to March 1938.[3]


  1. ^ "Valor awards for George J. Richards". Military Times. Archived from the original on January 5, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "Gen George Jacob Richards (1891-1984)". Find a Grave. Retrieved July 22, 2013.
  3. ^ "Biography of Major General George Jacob Richards (1891−1984), USA".

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