Roger Baldwin Colton
Major General, United States Army
Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, July 2007:
Roger Baldwin Colton (1887-1978)
Born on December 15, 1887 in Jonesborough, North Carolina.
Ph.B. from Yale in 1908. Commissioned in the Coast Artillery Corps in 1910.
Served aboard the cable steamer Joseph Henry in the Atlantic 1916-1917. M.S. from MIT in 1920. Instructor at the Coast Artillery School, then a member of the Coast Artillery Board 1921-1924. Duty in the Philippines 1924-1926. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1928. Signal Officer in the Panama Department 1930-1932. Graduated from the Army War College in 1938. Director of Signal Corps Laboratories 1938-1941.
In the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, U.S. Army August 1941-September 1944. Brigadier General in January 1942 and Major General in August 1942. Served at AAF Headquarters, then Wright Field, finally as Air Communications Officer at Air Technical Service Command September 1944 until retirement in January 1946.
Decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal and Legion of Merit.
Died on January 24, 1978.
NOTE: His brother-in-law, Walter
Edward Lotz, Lieutenant General, United States Army, is buried in the
same gravesite in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery.
COLTON, ROGER B
COLTON, ORA CARTER
LOTZ, WALTER EDWARD
Posted: 6 July 2007