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Henry Mershon Spengler II
Brigadier General, United States Army
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A graduate of West Point in 1937 and a veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He was serving with the United States Army in Germany when his command helicopter crashed and he was killed on October 10, 1961. He was born on June 19, 1913.

He is buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery along with his wife and his son.
Henry Mershon Spengler III.

The General's wife, Betty Spengler, passed away in 2005 and was laid to rest with him on 26 August 2005.


BRIGADIER GENERAL SPENGLER KILLED IN AIR CRASH

BAMBERG, Germany, October 11, 1961 A Brigadier General and a Colonel were identified today as two of the six victims of the crash of a United States Army helicopter yesterday.

The Army said Brigadier General Henry M. Spengler, commander of the 32nd Air Defense Brigade, and Colonel Everett D. Light, commander of the 101st Air Defense Group, were among the dead.  The other four passengers have not been identified.

Brigadier General Henry Mershon Spengler was born in Pennsylvania in June 1918.  He was graduated from the United Sates Military Academy in 1937, the Command and General Staff College in 1950 and the National War College in 1956.

Colonel Everett Dewitt Light was born in Iowa on December 21, 1915.  He graduated from the Military Academy in 1940 and from the Command and General Staff College in 1949. NOTE: Colonet Light was buried in the cemetery at the United States Military Academy.


Another officer, Henry C. Spengler, who was killed in action in World War I is buried nearly and research continues with respect to him.


SPENGLER, HENRY M
BRIG GEN HQ HQ BTRY 32D ARTY BRIG APO 227 N Y N Y USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown 
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/19/1913
DATE OF DEATH: 10/10/1961
DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/20/1961
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 2505-1-L
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

SPENGLER, BETTY M
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/31/1917
DATE OF DEATH: 07/26/2005
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 2505-1LH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF SPENGLER, HENRY M, BRIG GEN US ARMY



HM Spengler Gravesite PHOTO
Photo (c) Michael Robert Patterson, September 1999

HM SPengler Gravesite PHOTO
Photograph By M. R. Patterson, October 2002

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Updated: 28 August 2005 Updated: 24 December 2005
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HM Spengler II Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003