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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Service Years
1940 - 1974
MOS
8003-General Officer
Home State
Pennsylvania

Pilot Wings

Location
Pennsylvania
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Aug 20, 2011
Service to 1974
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Criteria
The Navy Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious ser... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant General George Clifton Axtell, Jr. (MCSN: 0-6857), United States Marine Co... More
1974
Fleet Marine Force Atlantic (FMFLANT)
Fleet Marine Force Atlantic (FMFLANT)
Rank
Lieutenant General
Location
Norfolk - Virginia
MOS
8003-General Officer
Comments
Show Comments
1972 - 1974
Vietnam War
Description
Overview of the Vietnam War 


Vietnam was the longest war in American history and the most unpopular American war of the 20th century. It resulted in nearly 60,000 American deaths a
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1963 - 1973
2nd MAW
2nd MAW
Rank
Major General
Location
Cherry Point - North Carolina
MOS
8003-General Officer
Comments
Show Comments
1970 - 1972
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Legion of Merit to Major General George Clifton Axtell, Jr. (MCSN: 0-6857)... More
1970
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Third Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Legion of Merit to Major General George C. Axtell, Jr. (MCSN: 0-6857), Uni... More
1970
Navy Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff... More
Description
Description Pending
1970
G-4 Divison
G-4 Divison
Rank
Major General
MOS
8003-General Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1966 - 1970
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1967
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1967
Force Logistics Command
Force Logistics Command
Rank
Colonel
MOS
8040-Colonel, Logistician
Comments
Comments Pending
1966 - 1966
Legion of Merit
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit with Combat "V" to Colonel George Clifton Axtell, Jr. (MCSN: 0-6857), United States Marine Corps, for exc... More
1966
Legion of Merit
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit with Combat "V" to Colonel George Clifton Axtell, Jr. (MCSN: 0-6... More
1966
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
Description Pending
1966
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1966
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1966
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Individual Citation
Criteria
Awarded by the Vietnam Government to military personnel who have accomplished deeds of valor or displayed heroic conduct while fighting the enemy and have been cited individually at the regiment, brig... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1966
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Criteria
This medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who: 1. Served for 6 months in South Vietnam during the period 1 Mar 61 and 28 Mar 73; or 2. Served outside the geographical l... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1966
III MAF
III MAF
Rank
Colonel
MOS
8042-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1965 - 1966
Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
Rank
Colonel
Location
K-Bay - Hawaii
MOS
8042-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Comments
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1964 - 1965
National War College
National War College
Rank
Colonel
MOS
8042-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1963 - 1964
2nd MAW
2nd MAW
Rank
Colonel
Location
Cherry Point - North Carolina
MOS
4420-Legal Services Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1960 - 1963
MAG-12
MAG-12
Rank
Colonel
Comments
Comments Pending
1960 - 1961
1st MAW
1st MAW
Rank
Colonel
MOS
4420-Legal Services Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1959 - 1960
Aviation Support (HQMC)
Aviation Support (HQMC)
Rank
Colonel
MOS
8042-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1955 - 1959
2nd MAW
2nd MAW
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
Cherry Point - North Carolina
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Comments
Comments Pending
1953 - 1954
VMFA-312
VMFA-312
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Comments
Comments Pending
1953 - 1953
Air Medal (1939-1968)
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1953
Air Medal (1939-1968)
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1953
Air Medal (1939-1968)
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1953
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
Description Pending
1953
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1953
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1953
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation is a military unit award issued by the government of South Korea to both South Korean and foreign military units.
Description
Description Pending
1953
United Nations Service Medal (Korea)
Criteria
The United Nations Korean Medal was generally awarded for any period of service while assigned as a member of the Armed Forces dispatched to Korea or adjacent areas for service on behalf of the United... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1953
MAG-12
MAG-12
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Comments
Comments Pending
1952 - 1953
Korean War
Description
The Korean War; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came t... More
1950 - 1953
Distinguished Flying Cross
Criteria
The Distinguished Flying Cross may be awarded to military members who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism or outstanding achievement while participa... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel George Clifton Axtell, Jr. (MCS... More
1952
Air Medal (1939-1968)
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1952
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1952
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1952
Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)
Description
On 22 April enemy activity across the whole front suddenly increased and the U.N. advance halted abruptly. The expected spring offensive was at hand.

Following a four-hour artillery bombardment, thre
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1951 - 1951
US Navy/Office of the Navy Judge Advocate General
US Navy/Office of the Navy Judge Advocate General
Rank
Major
MOS
4420-Legal Services Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
1949 - 1951
Aviation Dept (HQMC)
Aviation Dept (HQMC)
Rank
Major
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Comments
Comments Pending
1948 - 1949
Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, VA
Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, VA
Rank
Major
Location
Quantico - Virginia
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Comments
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1947 - 1948
VMF-452
VMF-452
Rank
Major
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Comments
Comments Pending
1946 - 1947
USS Baedoing Strait (CVE-116)
USS Baedoing Strait (CVE-116)
Rank
Major
Location
Pacific Ocean - Japan
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Comments
Show Comments
1945 - 1946
Marine Carrier Air Group-16
Marine Carrier Air Group-16
Rank
Major
Location
Pacific Ocean - Japan
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Comments
Comments Pending
1945 - 1946
VMF-323
VMF-323
Rank
Major
Location
Okinawa - Japan
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Comments
Show Comments
1943 - 1945
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Major George Clifton Axtell, Jr. (MCSN: 0-6857), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and ... More
1945
Distinguished Flying Cross
Criteria
The Distinguished Flying Cross may be awarded to military members who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism or outstanding achievement while participa... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major George Clifton Axtell, Jr. (MCSN: 0-6857), United States Marine Corps, for heroism an... More
1945
Air Medal (1939-1968)
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Air Medal (1939-1968)
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Navy Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
Battle for Okinawa
Description
The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg. was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted... More
1945 - 1945
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
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1941 - 1945
US Navy/US Naval Academy
US Navy/US Naval Academy
Rank
Captain
Location
Annapolis - Maryland
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Comments
Comments Pending
1941 - 1943
MATSG-21, NAS Pensacola FL
MATSG-21, NAS Pensacola FL
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Location
Pensecola - Florida
MOS
7302-Pilot VMF
Comments
Comments Pending
1941 - 1941
MATSG-21, NAS Pensacola FL
MATSG-21, NAS Pensacola FL
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Location
Pensecola - Florida
MOS
7578-NFO Student (TBS)
Comments
Comments Pending
1940 - 1941
American Defense Service Medal
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Description
Description Pending
1941
World War II/American Theater
Description
Defense of American Interests and American property and territories.
1941 - 1941
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Description Pending
1940
Service from 1940

 
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