Joseph Edward Bastion
Brigadier General, United States Army
Biography and Gravesite Photo
Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007
Joseph Edward Bastion (1883-1972).
Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on March 27, 1883.
M.D. from Georgetown University in 1906. Graduated from Army Medical School in 1909. Commissioned in the Medical Reserve in July 1908. Served with the Punitive Expeditionary Force in Mexico in 1916. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1924 and the Army War College in 1929. Surgeon for VI Corps Area 1940-1943. Brigadier General in June 1942. Commander of Percy Jones General Hospital 1943 until retirement in February 1947.
Decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal and Legion of Merit.
Died on January 1, 1971.
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