John Alexander Stree was born in Tippa County, Mississippi, 3 July 1892. During World War I, Major Street served in the 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry, 32nd Division. He was killed in action in the battle of the Meuse-Argonne, France, on 4 October 1918. First buried in France near where he fell, he was subsequently buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
We are actively seeking additional information regarding Major Street.
E-Mail from Stephen Jenkins: January 2009:
“From internet sources (appears to be true), John Alexander Street was son of John Waller Street Jr. and Mary White Alexander. His siblings were: Orbrey, Elliot Emett, Viola Bessie, Vibrait Lee, Charlotte Frances (Lottie), Emma Murry, Mary Robertson, and Mildred Jeanette Street. John Alexander Street married Olive Gray, daughter of Colonel Alonzo Gray who also is interred at Arlington National Cemetery and who wrote a book “Cavalry Tactics as Illustrated by the War of Rebellion.” I am not aware of John Alexander Street having any children. My link to John is that we share a common ancestor (John's grandfather.)”
NOTE: See below for the additional information that Stephen included with his e-mail.
11 November 1918:
Major John A. Street, who was probably the youngest officer of field rank in the United States Army, was killed in action on October 4, 1918. Major Street, whose home was at 408 Grand Street, Brooklyn, New York, was 23 years old and a West Point graduate of the class of 1916.
He was born in Mississippi.
On his graduation he was assigned as a Second Lieutenant to the Ninth Infantry, with which command he served in the Mexican Expedition under General Pershing. He went to France as a Battalion Commander of the 128th Infantry.
STREET, JOHN A
MAJOR 1ST BN, 128TH INF, 32D DIV
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/04/1918
- DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
- BURIED AT: SECTION SO SITE 4558-W
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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