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army officer

George Vidmer, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star Citation with oak leaf cluster, Order of Purple Heart (United States); Officer Legion of Honor and Croix de Guerre with Palms (France). Member International Equestrian Team, 1909-1913.; Member Sigma Nu.

Background

Vidmer, George was born on August 16, 1871 in Mobile, Alabama, United States. Son of John and Ella (Redwood) Vidmer.

Education

Student of University of Alabama, 1888-1889. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1894, War College, 1920.

Career

Joseph P. Aleshire), Julian Richards. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, August 21, 1933. Commanded troops in battle, Santiago, Cuba, Spanish-American War, 1898.

Army of Cuban Occupation, 1899-1902. In P.I., 1902-1904; Army of Cuban Pacification, 1906-1909. Adjutant United States Military Academy, 1912-1914.

On Mexican border, 1914-1917. Served in France, 1918-1919. Assistant chief of cavalry, United States Army, 1920-1924.

Chief of staff 61st Cavalry Division, 1924-1929. On staff 7th Corps Area, 1929-1931. Commanding 2d Cavalry Brig., 1933-1935.

Retired from the active service, August 31, 1935. Twice wounded in action.

Politics

Pacifists should be honored because they do not allow us to become complacent about war and violence.

Views

All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.

Membership

Member International Equestrian Team, 1909-1913. Member Sigma Nu.

Connections

Married Carol Richards, September 5, 1894. Children: Eleanor Redwood (wife of Colonel.

father:
John Vidmer

mother:
Ella (Redwood) Vidmer

spouse:
Carol Richards

child:
Eleanor Redwood (wife of Col Vidmer