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George Grunert, American army officer. Decorated with medals of Span.-American War. Army of Cuban Pacification, Philippine Campaign, Army of Cuban Occupation, Mexican Border Service, World War Campaign (with 6 battle clasps and silver star). Distinguished Service Medal, Order of Purple Heart, French Legion of Honor, Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit.


Grunert, George was born on July 21, 1881 in White Haven, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of David and Henrietta (Holman) Grunert.


Student Command and General staff schedul, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1930-1932.


Enlisted as private, United States Army, 1898, advancing through the grades to lieut. general, 1943. Served in Spanish-American War, Philippines Campaign, Mexican Border, American Expeditionary Force in France and Army of Occupation, Germany. Professor military sciences and tactics, Shattuck School, Faribault, Minnesota, 1912-1916.

Instructor Army War College, Washington, District of Columbia, 1919-1920, director, 1932-1936. Philippine Islands, 1936-1938. Vancouver Barracks, 1938-1939.

Commanding general, Philippine Department, 1940-1941. Commanding general 6th Army Corps, 1941-1942, 6th Service Command, 1942. Deputy chief of staff, Army Service Forces, September 1942-1943.

Commanding general First Army and Eastern Defense Command, October 1943-July 1945.


Clubs: Army and Navy, Army and Navy Country (Washington, District of Columbia).


Married Florence I. Reynolds, October 22, 1907. Children: George Reynolds, Mary Clark.

David Grunert

Henrietta (Holman) Grunert

Florence I. Reynolds

George Reynolds Grunert

Mary Clark Grunert