…commanded the 31st Infantry in the Philippines from July to November 1940 (4 months) as interim commander while awaiting the arrival of Colonel Jones.

Afterward he served as General MacArthur’s G-3. Colonel Irwin was born in 1892, served in World War I and World War II, retired in 1944 as a brigadier general, died in 1977, and is buried at Colma, California.

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