Hall of Honor
E. Taylor began his service with the Texas National Guard in December
1938, enlisting in the 132d Field Artillery Battalion, 36th Division. He
later commissioned a second lieutenant and in November 1940 entered
federal service with the 36th Division Artillery. He was promoted to
first lieutenant in February 1941; to captain in August 1941; and to
major in April 1942. He served as S-3 and battalion officer, 133rd Field
Artillery Battalion, and in August 1943 was assigned as battalion
executive officer, 131st Field Artillery. From July 1, 1943 to January
1945, Major General Taylor served in the European Theater of Operations
with this unit, being promoted to lieutenant colonel in March 1944 and
serving as its commanding officer from November 1943 until his discharge
in April 1945. On the reorganization of the 36th Division he was
appointed the division artillery executive officer and promoted to
colonel in February 1947. He served as chief of staff, 36th Division,
from July 1948 until his appointment as commanding general, 36th
Infantry Division Artillery, in March 1953. He received federal
recognition as brigadier general in. May 1953.
General Taylor was appointed The Adjutant General of Texas and promoted
to major general, Adjutant General Corps, effective July 1, 1961.
General Taylor's decorations and awards included the Silver Star Medal;
Bronze Star Medal; Croix de Guerre with silver star (French).
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