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First Name: Richard

Last Name: Marshall

Birthplace: Markham, VA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Norfolk, VA
Middle Name: Jacquelin

Date of Birth: 16 June 1895

Date of Death: 03 August 1973

Rank: Major General

Years Served: 1916 - 1946
Richard Jacquelin Marshall

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)
•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Richard Jacquelin Marshall
Major General, U.S. Army

Richard Jacquelin Marshall was born on 16 June 1895 in Markham, VA.

Marshall was a student at Norfolk Academy from 1907-11 and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1915. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army on 28 November 1916. He served in the 1st Division in World War I.

He attended the Quartermaster School in 1927, the Command and General Staff School in 1934, the Army Industrial College in 1935, and the Army War College in 1936.

He was Deputy Chief of Staff, Supreme Allied Headquarters, 29 July 1941; Deputy Chief of Staff, South West Pacific Area (SWPA) in 1941; and Commanding General, Army Services of Supply, SWPA, 1941. He was promoted to Major General on 8 August 1942.

He served as Chief of Staff, USAFFE in 1944; Deputy Chief of Staff, Army Forces in the Pacific, June 1945 and Chief of Staff later in 1945. Major General Marshall retired from the Army in 1946.

Medals and Awards

Distinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Silver Star Medal
Legion of Merit
Mexican Border Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal with 3 Battle Clasps
Occupation of Germany World War I Medal
American Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Silver and Bronze Stars
World War II Victory Medal
Philippine Defense Ribbon with Bronze Star
Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars

In Retirement

Marshall was Superintendent of Virginia Military Institute from 1946-52. While there, he received an LLD degree from Washington and Lee College in 1949. He later retired to Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Death and Burial

Major General Richard Jacquelin Marshall died on 3 August 1973. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, adjacent to the gravesite of his brother, Marine Corps Brigadier General St. Julien Ravenel Marshall.

Honoree ID: 2806   Created by: MHOH




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