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  Oliver Loving Spiller
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Brigadier General Oliver L. Spiller, U.S. Army
Oliver Loving Spiller
Born November 15, 1887 in Jacksboro, Texas
Died September 29, 1981
Commissioned from U.S. Naval Academy 1909
Resigned 1910
Commissioned in the Coast Artillery Corps in 1910
Promoted through grades to Brigadier General 1940

Served in the Philippines 1914-17
Instructor, School of Fire July-October 1917
Served with AEF in France 1918-19
Instructor, Coast Artillery School 1919-24
Student, Command & General Staff School 1924-25
Student, Army War College 1929-30
Served in Panama 1936-39

Commander, Harbor Defenses, Eastern New York 1939-40
Commander of the Anti-Aircraft Training Center 1940-41 Commanding General, 39th Coast Artillery Brigade 1941-42 Commandant of the Anti-Aircraft Artillery School 1942-43 Commander, Camp Stewart (February-July) 1943 Commanding General, Gulf Sector, Southern Defense Command 1943-44 Commanding General, Gulf Sector, Caribbean Defense Command 1944-45 Retired
August 1945



General Spiller was born in 1887 and was married to the daughter of Benjamin Alvord, Jr., Margaret Alvord Spiller (1891-1930).  The General died in 1981 as was buried with full military honors in Section 4 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His first wife (see above) and his second wife, Katherine A. Spiller (1889-1964) are both buried with him.

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SPILLER, MARGARET ALVORD W/O SILVER 
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 3262
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  UNKNOWN RELATIONSHIP TO VETERAN
MAJ COAST ARTY CORPS

OL Spiller Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Couresy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006


Posted: 17 April 2004  Updated: 4 September 2004 Updated: 23 August 2006
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OL Spiller Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 24 April 2004