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 Alexander Newton Stark, Jr.
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Brigadier General Alexander Newton Stark Jr., U.S. Army
Alexander Newton Stark Jr.
Born January 4, 1896 in Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Died July 15, 1968

Commissioned in the Infantry 1917
Advanced through grades to Brigadier General 1943

Served with 18th & 61st Infantry Regiments, AEF 1918-19
Served with 15th Infantry Regiment in Tientsin 1920-21
Served with 31st Infantry Regiment in Manila 1921-22
Professor, Military Science & Tactics, University of California 1923-26 Student, Command & General Staff School 1927-28 Instructor, California National Guard 1936-40 Executive Officer then Commanding Officer, 26th Infantry Regiment 1940-42 Commanding General, Replacement Ground School, Birmingham, Alabama 1943 Assistant Division Commander, 42nd Infantry Division 1943-44 Assistant Division Commander, 43rd Infantry Division 1944-45 Retired
February 1946 DSC-Silver Star (Two)



STARK, ALEXANDER N., JR.
Major, U.S. Army
61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fortress Monroe, Virginia

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander N. Stark, Jr., Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cote St. Germaine, France, November 7, 1918

His battalion being stopped by machine-gun fire in the attack of November 7, 1918, Major Stark personally led it in a renewed attack and thus succeeded in gaining the Cote St. Germain. Major Stark personally captured a machine-gun and 13 prisoners, his personal example of fearlessness encouraging his men to advance against odds.


The General was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.  Buried with him are his wife, Hazel Greene Stark (27 February 1899-1 April 1970).

Buried nearby in the same section are his parents (Alexander Newton Stark, Colonel, United States Army (15 September 1869-8 May 1926) and Mary Stark (4 February 1871-11 April 1957).

Also nearby is his brother, Thomas Newton Stark, Colonel, United States Army (29 November 1896-12 October 1983) and his wife.

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Webmaster: Michael Robert Patterson

STARK, ALEXANDER JR
BG USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/04/1896
DATE OF DEATH: 07/15/1968
DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/31/1968
BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 3240 RH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

STARK, HAZEL G WID OF STARK, ALEXANDER JR
DATE OF BIRTH: 02/27/1899
DATE OF DEATH: 04/01/1970
DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/07/1970
BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 3240 LH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF AN STARK JR. - BG US ARMY

AN Stark Jr Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Couresy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006


Posted: 17 April 2004  Updated: 18 May 2004  Updated: 19 September 2004 Updated: 23 August 2006
Distinguished Service Cross
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Silver Star 2 awards
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 AN Stark Jr. Gravesite PHOTO October 2007
Photo By M. R. Patterson, October 2007

AN Stark, Jr. Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 24 April 2004