Ww2 General Awarded 1948 Syracuse University Arents Award Bronze Medal
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WW2 General Awarded 1948 Syracuse university Arents award Bronze medal. Nice large medal likely never been out of the box but a few times. I had a big writeup on the the importance of the medal & deleted it & am frustrated. Great medal with a long list of important awardees. Here's some info on the recipient below. Measures 4" in 6.25" box. LeGrande Albert "Pick" Diller (16 February 1901 - 2 September 1987) was a United States Army officer during World War II. He served as General of the Army Douglas MacArthur's Aide-de-camp in the South West Pacific Area during the war. Military career Diller was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry in the Regular Army on February 19, 1923 & he graduated Syracuse University in 1924 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1927 & graduated from the Infantry School Company Officers Course in 1928. He was promoted to Captain in August 1935 & graduated from the Command & General Staff School in 1937. Transferred to Philippines in 1939, he was promoted on July 1, 1940 to Major. in 1941, he became one of General Douglas MacArthur's personal Aides & on December 19, 1941 he received a promotion to the temporary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army of the United States. He would handle MacArthur's public relations & maintain his public image. He would flee with MacArthur from the Philippines in four PT boats with MacArthur in PT-41 & Diller in PT-35. in March 1942, he was promoted to Colonel & was transferred to the General Staff Corps on October 17, 1942. He remained with MacArthur during the war, receiving a promotion to Brigadier General on January 9, 1945. He was the lead US Army representative on the committee that arranged the formal Japanese surrender aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Harbor on September 2, 1945. Following the war, Diller worked under MacArthur serving as Secretary of the Army general staff in Tokyo. Thereafter from 1947 to 1954, reverting to the Regular Army rank of Colonel, Diller commanded infantry regiments in West Germany including 22nd Infantry Regiment. He retired from the army in 1954 with the rank of Brigadier General. tw167 Ww2 General Awarded 1948 Syracuse University Arents Award Bronze Medal



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