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Marcellus Garner Spinks
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Born in Meridian, Mississippi, on 25 June 1874, Marcellus Garner Spinks was known to his classmates as “Bill."

He attended A&M College in Starkville, Mississippi, before entering West Point in 1894.

Following stateside assignments and military schools, Bill served in the Philippines from 1903 to 1906 and then on the Cuban Pacification until 1907. During World War I he worked in the Service of Supply and won a Distinguished Service Medal for his war time effort and devotion to duty.

Spinks was the G1 of the I Corps Area from 1921 to 1924 and the Inspector General of the II Corps Area prior to his retirement as a Brigadier General in 1938. Bill died of a heart attack, on 28 November 1943, at his Hampton, Virginia, home. He was 69 years old.

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SPINKS, MARCELLUS G
BRIGADIER GEN US ARMY RET
DATE OF DEATH: 1128/1943
BURIED AT: SECTION EAST  SITE 3655
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Posted: 7 September 2006
US Military Academy (West Point) SEAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Distinguished Service Medal