Colonel Benjamin Alvord Spiller, U.S. Army
Born in South Carolina November 8, 1918
Died in Colorado Springs May 23, 1993
Cadet U.S. Military Academy 1937-41
Graduated as No. 12583, Class of 1941
Second Lieutenant 1941
First Lieutenant (AUS) 1942
Captain (AUS) 1942
First Lieutenant 1944
Major (AUS) 1945
Lieutenant Colonel (AUS) 1951
Student, Anti-Aircraft Course, Fort Monroe 1941
Battery Officer, 71st Coast Artillery Anti-Aircraft, Fort Story 1941-42 Battery Commander, 71st Coast Artillery Anti-Aircraft 1942-43 Battery Commander, 508th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion, Camp Stewart 1943-44 Served with 508th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion in New Guinea & Philippines 1944-45 Operations Officer, 120th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group 1945 Served with G-4 (Supply) Section, Headquarters Army Forces Western Pacific 1945-46 Instructor, Delaware National Guard 1947-49 Student, Artillery School 1949-50 Executive Officer, 552d Anti-Aircraft Battalion 1950 Student, Command & General Staff School 1953-54 Served with Headquarters Army Element, North American Air Defense Command 1960-63 Student, Army War College 1963-64 Student, Stanford University 1964-66 Information Officer, Army Air Defense Command 1967-69 Ret. 1969
Grandson of Benjamin Alvord Jr., Class of 1882
Colonel Spiller (8 November 1918-23 May 1993) is the great-grandson of Benjamin Alvord, Major General, United States Army, and the grandson of Benjamin Alvord, Jr., Brigadier General, United States Army. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery with his father, Oliver L. Spiller, Brigadier General United States Army.
United States Military Academy Class of 1941.
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SPILLER, MARGARET ALVORD W/O SILVER L
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION 4 SITE 3262
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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