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John Alexander Street
Major, United States Army
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John Alexander Stree was born in Tippa County, Mississippi, 3 July 1892.  During World War I, Major Street served in the 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry, 32nd Division.  He was killed in action in the battle of the Meuse-Argonne, France, on 4 October 1918.  First buried in France near where he fell, he was subsequently buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.

We are actively seeking additional information regarding Major Street.

E-Mail from Stephen Jenkins: January 2009:

"From internet sources (appears to be true), John Alexander Street was son of John Waller Street Jr. and Mary White Alexander. His siblings were: Orbrey, Elliot Emett, Viola Bessie, Vibrait Lee, Charlotte Frances (Lottie),  Emma Murry,  Mary Robertson, and Mildred Jeanette Street. John Alexander Street married Olive Gray, daughter of Colonel Alonzo Gray who also is interred at Arlington National Cemetery and who wrote a book "Cavalry Tactics as Illustrated by the War of Rebellion." I am not aware of  John Alexander Street having any children. My link to John is that we share a common ancestor (John's grandfather.)"

NOTE: See below for the additional information that Stephen included with his e-mail.


11 November 1918:

Major John A. Street, who was probably the youngest officer of field rank in the United States Army, was killed in action on October 4, 1918.  Major Street, whose home was at 408 Grand Street, Brooklyn, New York, was 23 years old and a West Point graduate of the class of 1916.

He was born in Mississippi.

On his graduation he was assigned as a Second Lieutenant to the Ninth Infantry, with which command he served in the Mexican Expedition under General Pershing. He went to France as a Battalion Commander of the 128th Infantry.



 STREET, JOHN A
MAJOR 1ST BN, 128TH INF, 32D DIV
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 10/04/1918
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION SO  SITE 4558-W
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 26 December 2004  Updated: 5 September 2005 Updated: 1 August 2007
US Military Academy (West Point) SEAL
 
 
 
 

Purple Heart Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

JA Street Army Mutual Aid Association Membership - October 1916

JA Street Burial Site In France - October 1928JA Street Burial Site In France Rear of PHOTOS

JA Street Grave Site In France Details - October 1918

JA Street Form 107 - Report of Disinterment - 1920

Lindstrom Letter To Mrs. Street
The Above Materials Graciously Provided By Stephen Jenkins, January 2009

JA Street Gravesite PHOTO December 2004
 Photo By M. R. Patterson, 3 December 2004