Jamerson, George Hairston


Jamerson, George Hairston

Last Name


First and Middle Name

George Hairston


Martinsville, Virginia

VPI Graduating Class


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317th Infantry, 80th Division (Brigade Commander of the 159th Infantry Brigade in the 80th Division)


Brigadier General

Decorations or Citations

Army Distinguished Service Medal AWARDED FOR ACTIONS DURING World War I Service with the 80th Division

  • Citation: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Brigadier General George Hairston Jamerson, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Regimental Commander, 317th Infantry, and later as Brigade Commander of the 159th Infantry Brigade of the 80th Division, General Jamerson rendered conspicuous service in the organization and training of these units, and in the command thereof during the operations of his Brigade in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. Displaying sound judgment, high professional skill, untiring energy, and devotion to duty, General Jamerson contributed in a material way to the successful operation of his division and of the American forces in France.


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“Jamerson, George Hairston,” VPI in World War I, accessed February 20, 2019, http://vpiworldwarone.lib.vt.edu/items/show/1104.

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