Brigadier General Alexander Newton Stark Jr., U.S. Army
Alexander Newton Stark Jr.
Born January 4, 1896 in Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Died July 15, 1968
Commissioned in the Infantry 1917
Advanced through grades to Brigadier General 1943
Served with 18th & 61st Infantry Regiments, AEF 1918-19
Served with 15th Infantry Regiment in Tientsin 1920-21
Served with 31st Infantry Regiment in Manila 1921-22
Professor, Military Science & Tactics, University of California 1923-26 Student, Command & General Staff School 1927-28 Instructor, California National Guard 1936-40 Executive Officer then Commanding Officer, 26th Infantry Regiment 1940-42 Commanding General, Replacement Ground School, Birmingham, Alabama 1943 Assistant Division Commander, 42nd Infantry Division 1943-44 Assistant Division Commander, 43rd Infantry Division 1944-45 Retired
February 1946 DSC-Silver Star (Two)
STARK, ALEXANDER N., JR.
- Major, U.S. Army
- 61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
- Date of Action: November 7, 1918
- General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
- Home Town: Fortress Monroe, Virginia
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander N. Stark, Jr., Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cote St. Germaine, France, November 7, 1918
His battalion being stopped by machine-gun fire in the attack of November 7, 1918, Major Stark personally led it in a renewed attack and thus succeeded in gaining the Cote St. Germain. Major Stark personally captured a machine-gun and 13 prisoners, his personal example of fearlessness encouraging his men to advance against odds.
The General was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. Buried with him are his wife, Hazel Greene Stark (27 February 1899-1 April 1970).
Buried nearby in the same section are his parents (Alexander Newton Stark, Colonel, United States Army (15 September 1869-8 May 1926) and Mary Stark (4 February 1871-11 April 1957).
Also nearby is his brother, Thomas Newton Stark, Colonel, United States Army (29 November 1896-12 October 1983) and his wife.
We are activcely seeking additional inforamtion on these individuals.
STARK, ALEXANDER JR
- BG USA
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF BIRTH: 01/04/1896
- DATE OF DEATH: 07/15/1968
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/31/1968
- BURIED AT: SECTION 4 SITE 3240 RH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
STARK, HAZEL G WID OF STARK, ALEXANDER JR
- DATE OF BIRTH: 02/27/1899
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/01/1970
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/07/1970
- BURIED AT: SECTION 4 SITE 3240 LH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- WIFE OF AN STARK JR. – BG US ARMY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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