Frederick Augustus Irving, 101, an Army major general who retired in 1954 as superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 12 at Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria. At his death, Gen. Irving was West Point's oldest living graduate.
Gen. Irving's military career spanned 37 years, and he participated in combat operations in World War I and World War II.
During World War I, he led a machine gun company in the St. Mihiel offensive in France. He was wounded in action and received the Silver Star for "leading his company through heavy artillery and machine gun fire." In World War II, he commanded the 24th Infantry Division in the invasions of Hollandia, New Guinea and Leyte in the Philippines.
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