Courtesy of Michael Stein:
Major General Harry Lee Steele, U.S. Army
Born June 28, 1874 in Benton Country, Arkansas
Died March 31, 1938
Enlisted as Private, Battery “A”, 5th Artillery 1895
Major General 1935
Commander, 93rd Company, Coast Artillery, Fort Stevens, Oregon -1906-. Served with Quartermaster Corps in Philippines and China 1915-16 Served in Panama 1919-22 Student, Army War College 1927-28 Served with Office of the Chief of Coast Artillery until 1931 Served in Hawaii 1931-34 Chief of Coast Artillery 1935-36 Ret. 1936
Married Cornelia Elizabeth Lundeen December 25, 1901
Children: Lee, John Chandler, Lundeen Van Winkle, Ruth.
Harry Lee Steele was born in 1874. He served as Chief of Coast Artillery prior to retiring from the Army. He died in 1938 and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Cornelia L. Steele (9 April 1880-27 February 1976) is buried with him.
Harry Lee Steele of Arkansas
Private, Corporal and Sergeant, Company A, 5th United States Artillery, 27 August 1895 to 6 July 1898
Second Lieutenant, 7th United States Artillery, 22 June 1898
First Lieutenant, Artillery Corps, 2 February 1901
Captain, 23 September 1901
Major General Harry L. Steele, Chief of Coast Artillery, 21 January 1935-31 March 1936.
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STEELE, HARRY L
MAJ GEN US ARMY RET
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/31/1938
- BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE 5021
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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