Harry Schmidt

Harry Schmidt (1886 - 1968)

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General Harry Schmidt
Born in Holdrege, Nebraska, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in San Diego, San Diego, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Aug 2017 | Last significant change: 7 Jul 2019
18:23: Carole Taylor edited the Biography for Harry Schmidt (1886-1968). [Thank Carole for this]
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General Harry Schmidt served in the United States Marine Corps in World War II
Service started: 1909
Service ended: 1948

A United States Marine Corps general. During World War II, he served as the Commanding General of the Fourth Marine Division during the battles of Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands and Saipan in the Mariana Islands, and as Commanding General of the Fifth Amphibious Corps during the battles of Tinian in the Marianas and Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands.

Military Decorations

  • Navy Cross
  • Navy Distinguished Service Medal with two  5⁄16" gold stars
  • Legion of Merit (Awarded by the Army)
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Navy Presidential Unit Citation with one  3⁄16" bronze star
  • Navy Unit Commendation
  • Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal with two  3⁄16" bronze stars
  • Mexican Service Medal
  • Yangtze Service Medal
  • World War I Victory Medal with Convoy clasps (one  3⁄16" bronze star)
  • Nicaraguan Campaign Medal (1933)
  • China Service Medal
  • American Defense Service Medal
  • American Campaign Medal
  • Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with four  3⁄16" bronze stars
  • World War II Victory Medal
  • Navy Occupation Service Medal
  • Nicaraguan Medal of Merit with silver star
  • Nicaraguan Medal of Distinction with Diploma


at age 81
Place: San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California,
Location: Plot Q, 1533


  1. wikipedia BIO
  2. Find A Grave: Memorial # 3429612

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