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army officer

Lorenzo Dow Gasser, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit (United States); French Legion of Honor.

Background

Gasser, Lorenzo Dow was born on May 3, 1876 in Lykins, Ohio, United States. Son of Frederick and Lycinda (Rhoad) Gasser.

Education

Educational public schools, Tiffin, O. Graduated from the United States General Staff College, Langres, France, 1918. Graduated from Army War College, Washington, 1921.

Career

Captain 2d Ohio Infantry, 1898-1899. Appointed Lieutenant 43d United States Infantry, 1899. Second in command Lieutenant Regular Army, 1901, advanced through grades to major general, 1942.

Deputy crief of staff, United States Army, retired, 1940. Returned to active duty, 1941. President War Department Manpower Board, retired 1945.

Membership

Clubs: Army and Navy, Chevy Chase.

Connections

Married Molly Gregory Sugrue, September 5, 1904.

father:
Frederick Gasser

mother:
Lycinda (Rhoad) Gasser

spouse:
Molly Gregory Sugrue