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James Basevi Ord
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
Courtesy of Michael T. Stein:

Lieutenant Colonel James Basevi Ord
 Born March 15, 1892 in Mexico
Killed in an Air Crash January 30, 1938 at Camp John Hay, Philippines

Cadet US. Military Academy 1911-15
Graduated as No. 5378, Class of 1915

Second Lieutenant 1915
First Lieutenant 1916
Captain 1917
Major 1924
Lieutenant Colonel 1936

Served with 6th Infantry Regiment 1915-17
Served with Punitive Expedition, Mexico 1916-17
(Wounded at Parral and recommended for Medal of Honor April 12th, 1916)
Served with 54th Infantry Regiment June-July 1917
Instructor (Modern Languages), U. S. Military Academy 1917-18
Intelligence Officer & Assistant Adjutant, U. S. Military Academy 1918
Served at the Hague, Netherlands 1918
Assistant Military Attaché to France, 1932
Student, Army War College 1932-33
Instructor, G-2 Section, Army War College 1933-35
Assistant Military Adviser to Philippine Commonwealth 1935-38

Distinguished Service Medal


In November 1999, I learned that he was the son of James Thompson Ord and Rose Basevi.  James Thompson Ord was a son of Major General Edward Ortho Cresap Ord.

He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1915.

However, he is buried in a gravesite in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery, just a few feet from the rest of the Ord clan. (1892-1938).


Camp General Servillano Aquino. Formerly called Camp Ord named after Lieutenant Colonel James B. Ord (who died in the airplane crash in 1938) is now the home of the 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army. To add to historicity of the place is the Eisenhower tree planted on July 4, 1939 by Lieuteannt Colonel Dwight D. Eisenhower, chief of Staff of Marshall Douglas McArthur, the military adviser of the Philippine Commonwealth. The Camp is about 20 meters away from the national highway.
On the death of Colonel Ord in an airplane accident on 30 January 1938 in Baguio, Lieutenant Colonel Richard J. Marshall was chosen to replace him.

ORD, JAMES B
LT COL INF USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 01/30/1938
DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/21/1938
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 985 S S
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


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Distingusihed Service Medal
Distinguished
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