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Gilbert Richard Cook, American army officer. Decorated 2 Croix de Guerre with gilt star, Legion of Honor, 2 Silver Stars with oak leaf cluster; 2 Distinguished Service Medals.


Cook, Gilbert Richard was born on December 30, 1889 in Texarkana, Arkansas, United States. Son of Joseph Edward and Mary Agnes (Young) Cook.


Student of University Arkansas, 1905-1906, Arkansas Military Academy, 1906-1907. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1912. Distinguished graduated from Command and General staff schedul, 1925.

Graduate Infantry School, Advanced Course, 1930, Tank School, 1931, Army War College, 1932.


; children—Gilbert Richard, CeCe Adair, Martha Hardin (adopted). Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, June 12, 1912, advanced through the grades to major general (temporary), August 10, 1942. Served as captain, major and lieutenant colonel, 58th Infantry, 1918-1919.

Commanding officer of infantry regiment and assistant div. commander in H.I., 1941-1942. Commanding general of infantry div., 1942-1943. Commanding general 12th Corps, 1943-1944.

Deputy commanding general 3d Army, 1944. Hq. Army Ground Force, 1945. Advisory group, O.C. of S., West Indies 1946-1948.

Retired 1948. Army adviser Hoover Commission, 1948.


Married Doris Adair Frederick, September 2, 1914 (deceased. Children: Gilbert Richard, CeCe Adair, Martha Hardin (adopted).

Joseph Edward Cook

Mary Agnes (Young) Cook

Doris Adair Frederick

Gilbert Richard Cook

CeCe Adair Cook

Martha Hardin Cook (adopted)