Alvord, Jr., Benjamin, BG

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Brigadier General
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1882 - 1924
Brigadier General

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Washington, D.C.

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Apr 19, 1927
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Benjamin Alvord, Jr.

 Benjamin Alvord, Jr.

Benjamin Alvord, Jr.
May 15, 1860(1860-05-15) – April 13, 1927 (aged 65)

Col. Benj. Alvord, 6/3/22
Place of birth Washington, D.C.
Place of death Washington, D.C.
Resting place Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance Flag of the United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1882-1924
Rank Brigadier General
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Distinguished Service Medal
Relations Benjamin Alvord (father)

Benjamin Alvord, Jr. (May 15, 1860 - April 13, 1927) was an American soldier. He was the son of Benjamin Alvord, who was a scientist and soldier.

Alvord was born in Washington, D.C. and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1882. He was assigned to the 20th Infantry Regiment. He attended the Infantry and Cavalry School at Fort Leavenworth

He was an instructor at West Point and at the Infantry and Cavalry School. Alvord served in the Philippines as a major in ordnance and as an adjutant. He served as adjutant general of the Department of Luzon.

He was promoted to brigadier general and was the adjutant general of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his service during the war. He left Europe in 1918 due to illness. He subsequently was named as Assistant Adjutant General of the Army in 1922. He retired in 1924.

He was interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Alvord to Succeed Kerr at Capital Los Angeles Times, August 4, 1922, Part I, page 3.


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