William Dorrance Beach

William D. Beach
William Dorrance Beach (June 18, 1856 – June 18, 1932) was an American army officer and Brigadier general active during World War I.wikipedia
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88th Infantry Division (United States)

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From May to September 1918, Beach commanded the 88th Infantry Division.

Brigadier general

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William Dorrance Beach (June 18, 1856 – June 18, 1932) was an American army officer and Brigadier general active during World War I.

World War I

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William Dorrance Beach (June 18, 1856 – June 18, 1932) was an American army officer and Brigadier general active during World War I.

Brooklyn

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Beach was born in Brooklyn, New York.

New Jersey

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After attending a private school in New Jersey, Beach went to public schools in New York before entering the United States Military Academy.

United States Military Academy

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After attending a private school in New Jersey, Beach went to public schools in New York before entering the United States Military Academy.

3rd Cavalry Regiment (United States)

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Upon graduation, Beach was commissioned in the Third Cavalry and performed frontier duty until 1883.

Fort Leavenworth

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From 1892 to 1898, Beach was an instructor at the Infantry and Cavalry School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Spanish–American War

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During the Spanish–American War, he was a major and Chief Engineer of the cavalry division in the Fifth Corps in Cuba.

Fifth Army Corps (Spanish–American War)

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During the Spanish–American War, he was a major and Chief Engineer of the cavalry division in the Fifth Corps in Cuba.

Cuba

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During the Spanish–American War, he was a major and Chief Engineer of the cavalry division in the Fifth Corps in Cuba.

Philippines

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From 1900 to 1902, he was in the Philippines, and from 1903 to 1906 he was on duty with the War Department General Staff as chief of the military information division.

United States Department of War

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From 1900 to 1902, he was in the Philippines, and from 1903 to 1906 he was on duty with the War Department General Staff as chief of the military information division.

Santa Clara Province

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He traveled back to Cuba and was governor of Santa Clara Province.

Philippine Division

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From 1910 to 1912, Beach again traveled to the Philippines and became Chief of Staff of the Philippine Division.

8th Cavalry Regiment

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In 1916, he commanded the Eighth Cavalry on the Mexican border, and in 1917 he became a brigadier general and commanded the 176th Infantry Brigade.

Fort Jackson (South Carolina)

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Upon his return to the United States, he performed as executive officer of Camp Jackson, South Carolina, until his retirement in 1920.

Citation Star

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Beach received two Silver Star Citations and the Distinguished Service Medal from the United States.

Distinguished Service Medal

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Beach received two Silver Star Citations and the Distinguished Service Medal from the United States.

Croix de guerre 1914–1918 (France)

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He also received the Croix de Guerre with palms and officer of the Legion of Honor from France.

Legion of Honour

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He also received the Croix de Guerre with palms and officer of the Legion of Honor from France.