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Thomas E. Watson

Born: Jan 18, 1892

Death: Mar 6, 1966

Birthplace: Oskaloosa

Nationality: United States

Thomas E. Watson

Date of Birth : Jan 18, 1892
Date of Death : Mar 6, 1966
Birth Place : Oskaloosa

Lieutenant General Thomas Eugene Watson was a United States Marine Corps General who served in the Marine Corps from 1912 to 1950. His last command was as Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific. Previously, he had commanded the Second Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and was Commanding Officer of the famed Second Division in the battle for Saipan and Tinian during World War II. For outstanding services in this capacity, he was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a second Distinguished Service Medal.

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  • Thomas Eugene Watson
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