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U.S. Army Major General Rapp Brush (1889–1958) commanded the United States 40th Infantry Division from 1942 - 1945[1] during its WWII involvement in the United States armed forces' reconquest of the Philippines. The 40th Infantry Division or "Sun Burst" Division was prior to its WWII activation on March 3, 1941 divisions of the California, Nevada and Utah Army National Guard. During its WWII service, the 40th Infantry Division or its members were awarded 3 Distinguished Unit Citations, 1 Medal of Honor, 12 Distinguished Service Crosses, 1 Distinguished Service Medal, 245 Silver Stars, 21 Legions of Merit, 30 Soldier's Medals, 1036 Bronze Star Medals and 57 Army Medals.

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