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Original Korean War Era General Clyde D. Eddleman’s Major Generals Car Flag with Display Base & Provenance Note

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Original Item. One of a Kind. Clyde D. Eddleman was a United States Army four-star general who served as commander, United States Army Europe from 1959 to 1960, and as Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1960 to 1962. This is his two-star General’s car flag which has been mounted onto a wooden display base. The flag measures approximately 6" x 10", and the stand is approximately 19 inches tall.

The flag is from Eddleman was a 2-Star Major General. The flag has a good bit of mothing across it as shown, but still displays well and screws into the base. The flag came with a small note of provenance signed by Eddleman. The note reads I enclose my car flag and pole. C. D. Eddleman, General U.S. Army (Ret.).

Eddleman was born on January 17, 1902, in Orange, Texas. He graduated from Lake Charles High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1919. In 1924 he graduated from the United States Military Academy, receiving his commission in the Infantry.

Eddleman went to Australia with General Walter Krueger in early 1943 as assistant chief of staff, G-3, and remained there until 1945. He participated in all of Sixth United States Army's campaigns, including the occupation of Japan. He was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for his activities in the Leyte and Luzon Campaigns, and the Silver Star for reconnaissance under fire at Biak, Leyte, and Manila. He was promoted to brigadier general at the Leyte beachhead.

Because of his familiarity with joint operations, Eddleman was selected by General Douglas MacArthur to become a member of the Joint Operations Review Board from January to June 1946. He was then selected to be the first deputy commandant of the Armed Forces Staff College. He was chairman of the faculty board and director of instruction of the school for the first four classes.

Eddleman arrived in Trieste in June 1949 to become deputy commander of Trieste United States Troops (TRUST), and director general, civil affairs, Allied Military Government. He remained in this assignment for over a year.

In November 1950 Eddleman was recalled to Washington to become chief of Plans Division, G-3, and later G-3 of the army. He remained in that position until 1954. In May of that year, he assumed command of the 4th Infantry Division, at the time headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. In May 1955, he was reassigned as commandant of the Army War College, staying in that position only four months until he was moved to deputy chief of staff for military operations and operations deputy for Joint Chiefs of Staff activities. He then assumed command of the Seventh United States Army in Germany on July 1, 1958. Nine months later he was promoted to four-star rank and assigned as Commander-in-Chief, United States Army, Europe, and remained there until November 1, 1960, when he became Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army. He filled this position until his retirement on March 31, 1962.

Eddleman's awards and decorations include the Army Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Philippine Distinguished Service Star. The citations for some of his awards can be found here: https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/100126#62034

This is a great chance to find an attributed General’s car flag, mounted and ready for display! Don’t miss it!

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