James Raymond Alfonte
Brigadier General, United States Army
and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, May 2007
James Raymond Alfonte (1886-1951). Born in Fortville, Indiana, on December 7, 1886. Attended Purdue.
Commissioned in the Infantry in October 1911. With the 7th Infantry in the Punitive Expedition to Mexico in 1914. Underwent flying training 1916-1917.
Extensive duty with the Quartermaster Corps 1921-1945. Graduated from Command and General Staff school in 1930, the Army Industrial College in 1932 and the Army War College in 1938, Quartermaster at the Infantry School 1938-1942, Brigadier General in June 1942 with duty at Headquarters of the Quartermaster General 1942-1943.
Commanding General of the New Cumberland, Pennsylvania,
Army Services Depot 1943-1945. Commanding General of Utah Army Service
Forces Depot 1945-1946. Retired in August 1946. Decorations included the
legion of Merit. Died in February 8, 1951.