Oliver Loving Spiller – Brigadier General, United States Army

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Courtesy of Michael Stein:

Brigadier General Oliver L. Spiller, U.S. Army

  • Oliver Loving Spiller
  • Born November 15, 1887 in Jacksboro, Texas
  • Died September 29, 1981
  • Commissioned from U.S. Naval Academy 1909
  • Resigned 1910
  • Commissioned in the Coast Artillery Corps in 1910
    Promoted through grades to Brigadier General 1940

Served in the Philippines 1914-17
Instructor, School of Fire July-October 1917
Served with AEF in France 1918-19
Instructor, Coast Artillery School 1919-24
Student, Command & General Staff School 1924-25
Student, Army War College 1929-30
Served in Panama 1936-39

Commander, Harbor Defenses, Eastern New York 1939-40
Commander of the Anti-Aircraft Training Center 1940-41 Commanding General, 39th Coast Artillery Brigade 1941-42 Commandant of the Anti-Aircraft Artillery School 1942-43 Commander, Camp Stewart (February-July) 1943 Commanding General, Gulf Sector, Southern Defense Command 1943-44 Commanding General, Gulf Sector, Caribbean Defense Command 1944-45 Retired
August 1945


General Spiller was born in 1887 and was married to the daughter of Benjamin Alvord, Jr., Margaret Alvord Spiller (1891-1930).  The General died in 1981 as was buried with full military honors in Section 4 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His first wife (see above) and his second wife, Katherine A. Spiller (1889-1964) are both buried with him.

We are seeking additional information on these individuals.

SPILLER, MARGARET ALVORD W/O SILVER 

  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 3262
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • UNKNOWN RELATIONSHIP TO VETERAN
  • MAJ COAST ARTY CORPS

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