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Frank Sherwood Cocheu
Major General, United States Army
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Major General Frank Sherwood Cocheu

Born November 22, 1871 in New York
Died July 11, 1959

Cadet, U. S. Military Academy 1890-94
Graduated as No. 3590, Class of 1894

Second Lieutenant 1894
First Lieutenant 1898
Captain 1901
Major 1916
Colonel (NA) 1917
Lieutenant Colonel 1917
Brigadier General (NA) 1918
Colonel 1920
Brigadier General 1927
Major General 1934

Served with 12th Infantry Regiment 1894-07
Commissary, 12th Infantry Regiment 1902-04
Regimental Quartermaster, 12th Infantry Regiment 1904
Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment 1904-06
Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment 1906
Commanding Officer, Company "H", 12th Infantry Regiment 1906-07
Student, Army War College 1907-08
Instructor, Army War College 1908-09
Served with the Army General Staff 1909-11
Served with 10th Infantry Regiment 1911-14
Served with the Army General Staff 1914-17
Assistant Secretary of the Army General Staff 1917
Commanding Officer, 319th Infantry Regiment 1917-18
Commanding General, 58th Brigade 1919
Student, Command & General Staff School 1919-20
Student, Army War College 1920-21
Served with Staff, III Corps Area 1921
Student, Naval War College 1921 (4 days - orders revoked)
Served with Headquarters, III Corps Area 1921
On leave 1921-22
Chief of Staff, III Corps Area 1922-25
Assistant Commandant, Infantry School 1925-27
Commander, 4th Coast Artillery District 1927-28
Commanding General, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division 1928-31
Commanding General, 4th Brigade, 2nd Division 1931-33
Commanding General, Philippine Division 1933-35
Retired November 30, 1935

Distinguished Service Medal



Frank Sherwood Cocheu of New York.  Born in 1871.
Appointed from New York, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 September 1889 (28)
Second Lieutenant, 12th United Stated Infantry, 12 June 1894
First Lieutenant, 26 April 1898
Captain, 2 February 1901
Additional information being sought


March and April 1929, revolution in Mexico threatened American lives along the border and Brigadier General Frank S. Cocheu set up headquarters at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, to patrol the border, using 18 airplanes in addition to his troops.

General Cocheu died in 1959 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Kathleen Lacey Cocheu (1871-1940) is buried with him.


COCHAU, KATHLEAN D W/O COCHEU, FRANK S   
 DATE OF DEATH: 07/11/1940  
 DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/16/1940  
 BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE 3924  
 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY  
 C/O DIRECTOR ARLINGTON, VA 22111-0000  
 (703) 607-8000      
 UNKNOWN RELATIONSHIP TO VETERAN  
 MAJ GEN US ARMY RET  

COCHEU, FRANK SHERWOOD S/O STEPHAN D
DATE OF DEATH: 04/10/1944
DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/12/1944
BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 2592
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 MAJOR QMC USARMY



Posted: 16 August 2003  Updated: 9 September 2003
Updated: 7 September 2004
US Military Academy (West Point) SEAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished
Service Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FS Cocheu Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003