Sparks, Felix, BG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 1542, HHC, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1935 - 1979
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Infantry

Brigadier General



Six Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Colorado
Colorado
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Sep 25, 2007
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Army National Guard Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Then LTC Sparks commanded the 3rd Bn, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45 Infantry Division during World War 2. His Bn liberated the infamous Dachau Concentration Camp.

He later served as a Colorado District Attorney and Colorado Supreme Court Justice.

He also commanded the Colorado Army National Guard in the late 1970's.  
   
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   1942-1945, 1542, HHC, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment

Lieutenant Colonel
From Month/Year
- / 1942
To Month/Year
July / 1945
Unit
HHC Unit Page
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Location
ETO
Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 HHC, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment Details

HHC, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment
Type
Ground Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Deactivated
Parent Unit
1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment
Strength
Battalion
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2019
   
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
Started as 2LT Rifle Platoon Leader, then BN Adjutant (CPT), then Rifle Company Commander, then BN XO (MAJ) and finally BN Commander (LTC) in Spring 1945. 

   
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10 Members Also There at Same Time
HHC

Fisher, Almond Edward, LTC, (1935-1964) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
Barfoot, Van Thomas, COL, (1940-1974) IN 1542 Second Lieutenant
Barfoot, Van Thomas, COL, (1940-1974) IN 745 Technical Sergeant
Wright, James M., S/Sgt, (1943-1944) IN 745 Staff Sergeant
Field, Dale W., Pvt, (1943-1945) IN 745 Private
Hanlin, Roy H, Pvt, (1944-1944) IN 745 Private
Wilkin, Edward G. (MOH), Cpl, (1944-1945) Corporal
Leonard, James William, Pvt, (1943-1944) Private
Milstead, James W., Pvt, (1944-1944) Private
1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment

Williams, Hoy L., PFC, (1943-1945) IN 607 Private First Class
B Company

Williams, Eldred Eugene, PFC, (1943-1944) IN 745 Private First Class

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