Robertshaw, Louis, LtGen

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Lieutenant General
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1969-1971, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Service Years
1936 - 1971

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Maj Robertshaw was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his air attack on a group of Japanese transports in which he scored a direct hit on one transport and severely damaged land installations in the Solomons area in November and December 1942. A second Distinguished Flying Cross and six Air Medals were also awarded him for bombing operations in the Solomons.

For outstanding service in Korea from September 1952 to May 1953, during which time he flew 77 missions, he was awarded the Legion of Merit with Combat "V", a third Distinguished Flying Cross, and his seventh through eleventh Air Medals.

Major General Robertshaw assumed command of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in the Far East in May 1966. For meritorious achievement in aerial flights in Vietnam from 27 January to 25 May 1967, he received a Gold Star in lieu of his twelfth Air Medal. He was also awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and two Vietnamese decorations; the Vietnamese National Order 5th Class, and the Gallantry Cross with Palm.

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A complete list of medals and decorations include: the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with Combat "V" with Gold Stars in lieu of second and third awards; the Distinguished Flying Cross with two Gold Stars in lieu of second and third awards, the Air Medal with two Silver Stars and one Gold Star in lieu of second through twelfth awards, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Navy Unit Commendation, the China Service Medal, the American Defense Service Medal with base clasp, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal with Asia clasp, the National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star, the Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars, the Vietnam Service Medal with one bronze star, the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Korean Ulchi Medal with Silver Star, the Vietnamese National Order 5th Class, the Gallantry Cross with Palm, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1936, The Basic School (Quantico, VA)
 Unit Assignments
US Naval Academy, US NavyMarine BarracksUSMC (United States Marine Corps)Marine Barracks Washington DC, 8th & I
2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5), 5th Marine RegimentNaval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FLVMF-132
MAG-11MCAS El Toro, CAFleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)MCAS Miramar, CA
MARTD NAS Willow Grove, PAHeadquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)1st MAWMarine Corps Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC)
2nd MAWMarForResH&S Bn Henderson Hall (HQMC)
  1932-1936, US Naval Academy, US Navy
  1936-1936, Marine Barracks Philadelphia, PA
  1936-1937, MCB San Diego, CA
  1937-1937, Marine Barracks Washington DC, 8th & I
  1938-1939, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)
  1939-1940, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5), 5th Marine Regiment
  1940-1941, US Naval Academy, US Navy
  1942-1942, Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FL
  1942-1943, VMF-132
  1943-1943, MAG-11
  1944-1944, IMA Det MCAS El Toro, MCAS El Toro, CA
  1945-1945, Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
  1946-1946, MCAS Miramar, CA
  1947-1948, IMA Det MCAS El Toro, MCAS El Toro, CA
  1948-1950, MARTD NAS Willow Grove, PA
  1951-1952, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1952-1953, 1st MAW
  1954-1956, Marine Corps Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC)
  1957-1959, 2nd MAW
  1959-1961, 1st MAW
  1961-1963, MARTC NAS Gorsse Ile, Michigan
  1964-1966, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1966-1967, 1st MAW
  1968-1969, H&S Bn Henderson Hall (HQMC)
  1969-1971, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/New Caledonia
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Colleges Attended
United States Naval Academy
  1932-1936, United States Naval Academy
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