The DePrez Family
STATE OF INDIANA
The Adjutat General's Office
9 June 1955
of the Governor of Indiana, under the Act of Legislature (Section 45-2601, Burns
Indiana Statutes, annotated 1953), the Distinguished Service Medal for
exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service during his military service
with the Indiana National Guard and his continued service as a member of the
State Armory Board is awarded to:|
BRIGADIER GENERAL DANIEL WRAY DePREZ,
General DePrez began his military service with Company "D" of the 2nd
Indiana Infantry on 15 June 1903 where he attained the rank of Sergeant
Major. In 1917 he commanded Company "I" attaining the rank of
Captain. In 1919 he was appointed by the Governor as a member of the State
General DePrez was promoted to the rank of Major on 23 December 1917 and
reassigned as a staff officer in Hq 3rd Battalion of the 2nd Infantry Staff, and
to full Colonel on 20 June 1921 as the Regiment was redesignated the 151st
Infantry. On 2 May 1932 he was appointed Brigadier General while
commanding the 76th Brigade of the Indiana National Guard. After resigning
his appointment as Brigadier General on 21 November 1941 he re-entered active
federal service as a Colonel on 8 June 1942 until separated on 9 August 1944 in
an inactive status.
General DePrez's record reflects a total of 28 years, 1 month and 28 days as an
enlisted man and officer in the Indiana State Militia, the Indiana National
Guard and the Army of the United States.
He has also
served 28 years as a member of the State Armory Board where at the age of 71
years he is still actively engaged in the capacity of President of the Board.
General DePrez's continued enthusiasm and sincerity is constantly reflected
through his associates in the Military Department of Indiana and has brought
great credit to his State and to him as a civilian as well as a soldier.
DIRECTION OF THE GOVERNOR:
H. A. DOHERTY,
Contributed by Lois Johnson
Major General Ind NG
The Adjutant General.
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