COL. S. T. MACKALL DIES IN HOSPITAL
INFANTRY OFFICER SERVED OVERSEAS IN WAR – – NATIVE OF MARYLAND
Colonel Samuel T. Mackall, , Infantry, United States Army, assigned to duty here since July 1 of last year in the Military Intelligence Division, War Department, died yesterday in Walter Reed Hospital after a long illness.
During the World War, Colonel Mackall served overseas with the Military Intelligence Section, General Staff, at the General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces; later as Assistant Chief of Staff, Military Intelligence Section, 26th Division, and then as Assistant Chief of Staff, Military Intelligence Section, 6th Corps Area. Subsequenty he was in charge of Civil Affairs, Luxemburg, when American forces were occupying German territory after the Armistice. He was awarded the French Order of the Black Star.
In l904 he was awarded a Gold Life Saving Medal by the Treasury Department for the rescue of two soldiers from drowning on the Island of Mindano, Philippine Islands.
A native of Maryland, Colonel Mackall was graduated in 1900 with a bachelor of arts degree from St. John's College, Maryland, and was appointed a Second Lieutenant of Infantry in February, 1901. He was graduated from the School of the Line at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1921; from the General Staff School there in June, 1922, and from the Army War College here in July, 1929.
He had served at various posts in the United States, in Puerto Rico, Havana, Panama and Honolulu, Hawaii.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Katherine Mackall, 1870 Wyoming Avenue, Washington, D.C., and a daughter, Mrs. Matthew K. Deichelmann, wife of Lieutenant Deichelmann, stationed with the Coast Artillery at Manilla, Philippine Islands.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Arlington National Cemetery. Chaplain Ora. J. Cohee will officiate.
The following officers, who served under Colonel Mackall in the 51st Infantry in the Philippines, will be honorary pallbearers: Lieutenant Colonels Walter M. Robertson and Oliver S. Wood and Majors. Stonewall Jackson, Ross O. Baldwin, William D. Powell and John R. Francis.
MACKALL, SAMUEL T
- COL USA
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/28/1937
- BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH (3) SITE 1980
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
MACKALL, KATHERINE T WID/O SAMUEL T
- DATE OF BIRTH: 05/30/1882
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/26/1963
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 1880 ES
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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