Walter Henry Gordon, born at Artonish, Mississippi, 24 June 1863, graduated from the Military Academy and was commissioned in the infantry in 1886.
During the early part of this century, after fighting in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection, Gordon served on the General Staff and in the Philippines.
In 1917 he commanded the 15th Infantry in China, and, following America's entry into World War I, he commanded the 10th Brigade in France. General Gordon participated in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, and ended the war as commanding officer, 6th Division.
Following the war, for which he received the Distinguished Service Medal, Gordon commanded Infantry units in the United States and, prior to his retirement in 1924, served as Deputy Chief of Staff. Major General Gordon died in Washington, D.C., 26 April 1924.
GORDON, WALTER HENRY
- MAJ GEN USA LA
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/26/1924
- BURIED AT: SECTION 4 SITE LOT 3038
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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