Victor Vaughan Taylor graduated from the United States Military Academy in the Class of 1915, having been appointed from California. He moved through the ranks to Brigadier General and retired on the disabled list. The General died on 22 September 1944 in Arizona and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
The General's son, Victor Vaughan Taylor, Jr., Captain, United States Army, also a gradute of West Point, was killed-in-action in World War II on 15 April 1945 and was also buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
1939-1941 Adjutant-General Puerto Rican Department
1941-1943Director of International Aid Division, War Department General Staff
1943-1944 Attached to Munitions Assignments Board
BRIGADIER GENERAL VICTOR TAYLOR
Retired Officer Dies on Way to Receive British Decoration
KINGMAN, Arizona, September 22, 1944 – Brigadier General Victor Vaughn Taylor, retired, died today on a train while en route from his home in Santa Barbara, California, to Washington, D.C. where he was to receive the Order of Commander of the British Empire from Lord Halifax, the British Ambassador.
Mrs. Dorothy Edith Taylor, the officer’s wife, who accompanied him, was quoted as saying that General Taylor went to the washroom about 2 A.M. and did not return to their Pullman compartment. He was found dead four hours later. She said her husband was to have received the decoration next Tuesday for his work with the lend-lease international division. General Taylor served with the division from 1941 until his retirement.
The body will be taken to Washington for burial in Arlington National Cemetery.
TAYLOR, VICTOR V
- BRIG GEN USA
- DATE OF BIRTH: 07/22/1893
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/22/1944
- BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE 9298
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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