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John T. Bissell Collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: yhm-arc-0000-052

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Awards and medals from World War I and World War II military service of John T. Bissell, class of 1915. After graduating from Hamilton College with the class of 1915, Bissell attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated in 1917 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. Until the conclusion of World War I, Bissell served with distinction in France, earning the Croix de Guerre from the French government for his service in the Battle of Aisne. After graduating from l'Ecole d'Artillerie in Fountainbleau, France, Bissell returned to West Point to teach French in 1924. He attended the Command and General Staff School and Army War College and later served as a Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Princeton University. During World War II, Bissell served as commander of the 112th Armored Field Artillery Group and earned the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star for his service in the Battle of the Bulge. Bissell was eventually promoted to Brigadier General in December, 1944, and retired from service in 1946.

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1 Linear Feet (1 box)