Brigadier General, United States Army
and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, May 2007
Franklin Babcock (1885-1972). Born in Stonington, Connecticut on August 11, 1885. Graduate of Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in 1907.
Commissioned in the Coast Artillery Corps in 1910. Served with the 51st Artillery in France in World War I, seeing action in St. Mihiel, Pont-a-Mousson and Aisne-Marne offensives.
Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1928 and the Army Industrial College in 1937. Chief of Investigations Division, Office of the Inspector General 1937-1941 and 1942-1946. Brigadier General in September 1944.
Retired in August 1946. Decorations included
the Distinguished Service Medal. Died on September 1, 1972.
BG United States Army
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/11/1885
DATE OF DEATH: 09/01/1972
BURIED AT: SECTION 9 SITE 6044
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY