Frederick Augustus Irving
|Born||September 3, 1894|
Taunton, Massachusetts, United States
|Died||September 12, 1995 (aged 101)|
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
|Service/||United States Army|
|Years of service||1917-1954|
|Commands held||24th Infantry Division|
United States Military Academy
|Battles/wars||World War I|
World War II
|Awards||Silver Star (3)|
Legion of Merit (2)
Major General Frederick Augustus Irving (September 3, 1894 - September 12, 1995) was a United States Army officer who served in both World War I and World War II and was superintendent of the United States Military Academy from 1951-1954.
Irving was a West Point graduate of the class of April 1917, and during the First World War he took part in the St. Mihiel offensive in France. He was wounded during battle and subsequently received the Silver Star for "leading his company through heavy artillery and machine gun fire."
Irving was also active during World War II, leading the 24th Infantry Division during the invasions of Hollandia, New Guinea and Leyte in the Philippines. He was commandant of cadets at West Point from 1941-1942.
Irving's service in the American military extended thirty-seven years, and he retired from service in 1954. He died in 1995 of congestive heart failure at Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. He was 101.