Turnage, Allen H, Gen

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General
Last Primary MOS
9903-General Officer
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1947-1948, Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
Service Years
1913 - 1948

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Home State
North Carolina
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Year of Birth
1891
 
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Last Address
Farmville

Date of Passing
Oct 22, 1971
 
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TURNAGE, ALLEN H.

Citation:

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Allen H. Turnage (0-997), Major General, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in action against enemy Japanese forces as Commanding General of the Landing Force of the THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), during the establishment of a beachhead at Bougainville in the Solomon Islands Area from 1 November 1943 to 27 November 1943. Leading his command with intrepidity and daring aggressiveness, Major General Turnage frequently exposed himself to heavy enemy gunfire throughout the landing and operations essential to the attainment and consolidation of the final beachhead line at Empress August Bay, Bougainville Island. His conspicuous courage, distinguished leadership and resolute devotion to duty throughout this period were an inspiration to the officers and men in his command and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

   
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In addition to the Navy Cross and Distinguished Service Medal, his decorations and medals include: the Legion of Merit, Presidential Unit Citation, Guam, 1944; Navy Unit Commendation with two bronze stars, Bougainville, 1943, Guam, 1944; Haitian Campaign Medal, Haiti, 1915; Expeditionary Medal, Haiti, 1915-1917 and 1922-1924; Victory Medal with France Clasp and Maltese Cross, France, 1918; Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal, Nicaragua 1932; China Service Medal, China, 1939; American Defense Service Medal with Base Clasp, China, 1939-1941; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three bronze stars; American Campaign Medal; World War II Victory Medal; Haitian Distinguished Service Medal, Haiti, 1925; Nicaraguan Medal of Distinction with Diploma; Dominican Order of Military Merit, Class Two with White Insignia, Dominican Republic, 1930.
   
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 Unit Assignments
Officer Candidate School (Cadre)USMC (United States Marine Corps)5th MEBMARDET (Afloat)
Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)Marine Barracks1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5), 5th Marine RegimentMARDET American Legation, Peking, China
3rd Marine Division, III MEFCommandant Marine Corps (HQMC)Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
  1913-1915, Officer Candidate School (Cadre)
  1915-1918, MarDet Haitian Constabulary
  1918-1919, 5th MEB
  1922-1925, MarDet Haitian Constabulary
  1926-1928, MARDET USS Rhode Island (BB-21)
  1928-1930, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1930-1934, MARDET USS Rhode Island (BB-21)
  1935-1937, Marine Barracks Philadelphia, PA
  1937-1939, 1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5), 5th Marine Regiment
  1939-1940, Marine Barracks Peking, China
  1940-1941, MARDET American Legation, Peking, China
  1941-1941, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1942-1944, 3rd Marine Division, III MEF
  1944-1947, ACMC, Commandant Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1947-1948, Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1915-1915 US Occupation of Haiti
  1918-1918 World War I/Champagne-Marne Campaign/Battle of Chateau-Thierry
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
  1943-1944 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Guam (1944)
  1945-1945 Operation Beleaguer (China)
 Colleges Attended
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  1909-1913, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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