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George Richards
Major General, United States Marine Corps
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 George Richards
Date of birth: 6 February 1872 
Place of birth: Ironton, Ohio
Home of record: Ironton, Ohio

George Richards graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1891. He was awarded the Brevet Medal for his heroism during the Boxer Rebellion in China, and earned the Navy Distinguished Service Medal for his work in the Paymaster's Department during World War I. He retired with more than 40 years of service in 1936, as a Major General.

Awards and CitationsMarine Corps Brevet MedalAwarded for actions during the China Relief.


The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in transmitting to Major George Richards, United States Marine Corps, the Brevet Medal which is awarded in accordance with Marine Corps Order No. 26 (1921), for distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy while serving as Paymaster, Colonel Robert L. Meade's Marine Regiment, at the battle of Tientsin, China, on 13 July 1900. On 15 June 1901, Major Richards is appointed Lieutenant Colonel, by brevet, to take rank from 13 July 1900.
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Major
Marine Corps Orders No. 26 (June 27, 1921)

WASHINGTON, January 9, 1948 - Major General George Richards, USMC, retired, died in Bethesda, Maryland, Naval Hospital today, at the age of 75.  He had been in the hospital for five years.

Born in Ironton, Ohio, General Richards served with the Marines for forty-three years.  He was appointed Paymaster of the Corps in 1909, a position he held until his retirment in 1936.


RICHARDS, GEORGE
MAJ GEN USMC RET
DATE OF BIRTH: 02/06/1872
DATE OF DEATH: 01/09/1948
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1548-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 6 May 2009
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US Marine Corps Brevet Medal