Rockenbach, Samuel, BG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1919-1932, 00GC, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
Service Years
1891 - 1933

Cavalry

Brigadier General



Six Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1869
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Lynchburg
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
May 16, 1952
 
Location of Interment
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Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Considered the "Father of the US Army Tank Corps".
Commander of the AEF Tank Corps during WWI in France.
Commanding General of the Tank School at Camp Meade, MD, 1919 - 1932.
 
   
Other Comments:
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
26th Cavalry Regiment (Philippine Scouts), USAFFE Headquarters Army War College (Staff)U.S. ArmyUS Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
  1905-1910, 26th Cavalry Regiment (Philippine Scouts), USAFFE Headquarters
  1911-1912, Army War College (Staff)
  1917-1918, 00GC, American Expeditionary Force
  1919-1932, 00GC, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1899-1913 Moro Rebellion (Philippines)
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
Virginia Military Institute
  1886-1890, Virginia Military Institute
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