Major General Hal Muldrow

MG Hal Muldrow

Hal L. Muldrow, born in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, on 31 May 1905. He graduated in 1928 from the University of Oklahoma with a BS degree in Business and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery.

His assignments include: Commanding Officer of the 189th Field Artillery during the reorganization of the 45th Division in February 1942. He served in this capacity throughout the war, prepared this organization for movement overseas and lead it through combat operations in Sicily, Italy, Southern France and Central Europe. With the reorganization of the Oklahoma National Guard in the summer of 1946, Colonel Muldrow was appointed Brigadier General of the line and assigned to command the 45th Division Artillery, Oklahoma National Guard, on 5 September 1946. He was the Commanding General, 45th Division Artillery, while the division was stationed at Camp Polk, LA, on the island of Hokkaido in Japan and Korea. Brig Gen Muldrow served in the Far Eastern command from 30 March 1941 until 24 May 1952, at which time he returned to the United States and was released from active duty at Fort Sill, OK, on 6 June 1952. On 24 November 1952 he was promoted to the rank of Major General of the line and continued to serve as Commanding General, 45th Infantry Division.

His military education includes: Graduate of the National Guard Btry Officers’ Course, Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, OK, and the Special Course, Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, also the Advanced Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma

His awards and decorations include: Awarded Silver Star Medal for gallantry in action, 31 Aug. 1943; Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in combat, 13 Dec. 44; Oak Leaf Cluster for meritorious service in direct support of combat operations, 15 Nov. 45; American Defense Medal; EAME Theatre Ribbon with 8 Bronze Service Stars; Bronze Arrow Head; Legion of Merit in Korea, 21 Aug. 52; United Nations Campaign Service Medal; Army of Occupation Medal for Japan; Korean Campaign Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars; and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation.

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