Edward Courtney Bullock Danforth
Brigadier General, United States Army
& Gravesite Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, July 2007
Edward Courtney Bullock Danforth (1894-1974)
Born in Augusta, Georgia on August 20, 1894.
B.S. from Harvard in 1915. Commissioned in the Infantry in 1917. Company Commander in 328th Infantry, 82nd Division 1917-1919, the same unit that Sergeant Alvin York in. Discharged in 1919.
Representative for Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company 1920-1940.
Called to active duty as Lieutenant Colonel in November 1940. Supply Officer at Fort Jackson 1940-1941. Assistant executive of the Columbia, South Carolina District May 1941-May 1942. Duty with 4th Service Command in 1942.
Graduated from the Command and General Staff School in September 1942. Commander of 4th Service Command Rehabilitation Center December 1942-May 1944. Member of the Secretary of War's Separation Board, then the Disability Review Board 1942-1949. Brigadier General in February 1945.
Retired in 1954. Decorations included the Silver
Star. Died on September 6, 1974.
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