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Creswell Garlington
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Brigadier General Creswell Garlington, U.S. Army
Born in Rock Island, Illinois June 23, 1887
Died, Hunters Field, Georgia March 11, 1945

Cadet, U.S. Military Academy 1906-10
Graduated as No. 4854, Class of 1910

Second Lieutenant June 15, 1910
First Lieutenant February 27, 1913
Captain July 1, 1916
Major (NA) August 5, 1917
Lieutenant Colonel (NA) May 13, 1918
Colonel November 14, 1918
Captain October 6, 1919
Major August 3, 1920
Lieutenant Colonel October 1, 1934
Colonel February 1, 1939
Brigadier General (AUS) July 19, 1942

On trip of instruction on Mississippi River, Panama Canal and Ohio River 1910-11
Student, Engineering School, Washington Barracks 1911-12
Served with Company, Engineering School 1912-13
On fortification construction, Panama Canal Zone 1913-16
Instructor (Military Engineering), U.S. Military Academy 1916-17
Assistant Chief of Staff, Eastern Department 1917
Assistant Chief of Staff, 77th Division 1917-18
Student, Army General Staff College, AEF 1918
Assistant Chief of Staff, 77th Division 1918
Instructor, Army General Staff College, AEF 1918-19
Served with Office of Chief of Engineers 1919
Assistant District Engineer, Norfolk 1919
Served with Office of Chief of Engineers 1919-20
District Engineer, Los Angeles 1920
Served with Office of Chief of Engineers 1920-21
Student, Ecole Superierre de Guerre, Paris 1921-23
Student, Engineering School, Fort Humphreys 1923-24
Student, General Staff School 1924-25
Commanding Officer, 8th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bliss 1925-27
Student, Army War College 1927-28
Served with Army General Staff 1928-32
Assistant to Division Engineer, South Atlantic Division 1932
District Engineer, Savannah 1932-36
Assistant Commandant, Engineering School, Fort Belvoir 1936-40
Engineering Officer, 4th Corps 1940-41
War Department Liaison Officer with Navy Department 1941-43
Commanding General, Engineering Replacement Training Center, Fort Leonard Wood 1943-44
Served with  Headquarters 7th Service Command 1944-45
On sick leave November 1944-45
DSC - Purple Heart

Nephew of General J. Franklin Bell, United States Army.



GARLINGTON, CRESWELL
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
General Staff, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Creswell Garlington, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Merval, France, September 14, 1918.

In preparation for an attack by units of his division, Lieutenant Colonel Garlington helped establish an advanced observation post. Learning a wounded officer was in front, Lieutenant Colonel Garlington made his way twice through intense fire from artillery and small arms to where the wounded officer lay and assisted in carrying him to safety.


GARLINGTON, CRESWELL
BRIGADIER GEN AUS
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 03/11/1945
DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/15/1945
BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE 3916-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Born 3 JUNE 1887 at Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois
Father:Ernest Albert Garlington
Mother: Anna Bowens Buford Garlington

GARLINGTON, ALEXANDRINE FITCH W/O GARLINGTON, CRESWELL
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/15/1884
DATE OF DEATH: 01/30/1967
DATE OF INTERMENT: 02/03/1967
BURIED AT: SECTION 3
 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY 
 WIFE OF CRESSELL GARLINGTON AUS

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