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Robert Livingston Denig
Brigadier General, United States Marine Corps
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Biography & Gravesite Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2007

Robert Livingston Denig (1884-1979)

Born in Clinton, New York on September 29, 1884.

Attended the University of Pennsylvania 1903-1905.

Commissioned in 1905. Served with Fifth Marines, 3rd and 2nd Divisions in the AEF 1917-1918 and in Nicaragua 1930-1931.

Brigadier General in June 1941. Director of Marine Corps Public Relations 1941-1945. Retired in December 1945.  Decorations included the Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Legion of Merit and two Purple Hearts.

Died on July 25, 1979.



 DENIG, ROBERT L.
Major, U.S. Marine Corps
9th Infantry Regiment (USA) (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)
Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert L. Denig, Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 9th Infantry (Army) (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Medeah Farm, France, October 3, 1918.

While directing his battalion in cleaning out woods filled with enemy machine guns and snipers, himself severely wounded, Major Denig remained on duty until his mission had been accomplished.

RL Denig Gravesite PHOTO

DENIG, ROBERT L JR
BG  US MARINE CORPS
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/11/1909
DATE OF DEATH: 02/11/1986
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 3506-1 
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

DENIG, CHARLES A E MINOR CHILD OF ROBERT L
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/08/1912
DATE OF DEATH: 08/24/1926
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE LOT 3483
 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY 
 CSON OF RL DENIG, JR, MAJOR USMC

DENIG, MARY DRAKE
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/15/1916
DATE OF DEATH: 08/18/2004
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 3506-1
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF DENIG, ROBERT L JR BG US MARINE CORPS


Posted: 4 August 2007 Updated: 18 March 2009
Distinguished Service Cross
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Navy Cross
 
 
 
 

Legion of Merit
 
 
 
 

Purple Heart Medal - 2 awards