Brigadier General Albin F. Irzyk served in the Army for 31 years. He fought five campaigns in Europe as a 27-28 year old Tank Battalion Commander in the Fourth Armored Division, which spearheaded Gen. Patton’s Third Army across much of Europe. He was wounded twice and received the nation’s second highest decoration, the Distinguished Service Cross, for extraordinary heroism. Additional decorations include the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star with 3 Old Leaf Clusters, and the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.
At the University of Massachusetts he received his Bachelor’s Degree and a commission in the Horse Cavalry from ROTC. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from American University in Washington, DC, and is a graduate of the National War College.
General Irzyk resides in West Palm Beach and is the author of five books to include: He Rode Up Front for Patton; Gasoline to Patton; A Warrior’s Quilt of Personal Military History; Firsthand Account 4th Armored Division Spearhead at Bastogne; Unsung Hero’s, Saving Saigon.
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