Alexander, Robert Newton, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
4320-Procurement Officer
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1919-1919, Camp Doniphan
Service Years
1917 - 1919


First Lieutenant

One Overseas Service Bar

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Date of Passing
Apr 01, 1971
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Not Specified

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World War I Victory Button

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Last Known Activity
Prior to WWI, 1st Lt. Robert Alexander lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  At that time he was an auto dealer.  He had had 6 years of service with the National Guard as a 1st Sergeant. He was 27 years of age then.

He had been born in an unincorporated community, that of Unitia, Loudon County, Tennessee WSW of Knoxville). Apparently, his family had moved to Blackwell, Oklahoma in 1913.  At one point he attended the University Preparatory School at Tonkawa (now Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa).

He received his commission in August 1917, after entering the Army in Leon Springs, Oklahoma.  He was transeferred to Kelly FIeld, Texas, then to Columbus, Ohio.  Then he sailed with his unit to Paris, Frane

He was discharged 15 July 1919 at Camp Donipah, Oklahoma.

Other than run his Southwest Battery Supply business in Tulsa for nearly 50 years , he served in the House of Representatives from 1946-1948 and from 1950-1958.

Other Comments:
First Lieutenant
Residence at time of Enlistment: Tulsa, OK
Commissioned: August 1917 (entered service)Donipa
Entered service at Leon Springs, OK (Aug 1917)
Transferred to Kelly Field, TX , date unknown;
Transferred to Columbus, OH, date unknown;
Sailed to Paris, France, date unknown;
Quartered at Paris, France during overseas assignment, dates unknown;
Aviation Service, buying supplies;
Discharged July 15, 1919, at Camp Doniphan, OK.

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 Unit Assignments
Army GarrisonsU.S. Army
  1918-1918, 2518, Army Garrison, Kelly Field, TX
  1919-1919, Camp Doniphan
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
  1913-1924, Northern Oklahoma College
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