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InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born 28 August 1895
Place of birth Philadelphia, Philadelphia County,
Pennsylvania
Died 04 June 1964 (aged 68)
Place of death Patrick Air Force Base Hospital,
Satellite Beach, Brevard County,
Florida
Cause of death
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Josephine Bolling
(m. 19?? - 1964; his death)
Alma mater none
Nickname beet
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/service 15 August 1917 - 12 November 1917
(United States Army Reserve - Infantry Officer)
12 November 1917 - 02 Aug 1942
(United States Army - Infantry Officer)
02 August 1942 - 31 July 1955
(United States Army - General Officer)
Service # Officer - 7548

Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Organization or Command Title / Position Branch Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
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United States Naval Academy Midshipman Midshipman Annapolis, Maryland
Advanced Course,
Infantry School
Student Captain Fort Benning, Georgia 1932 1933
Command and General Staff School Student Captain
Major
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1934 1935
Army War College Student Major Washington Barracks, Washington, D.C. 1937 1938
84th Training Command 84th Infantry Division Commanding General - Brigadier General
Major General
Germany 00 Jun 1944 21 Jan 1946
US Army Europe Office of the Chief of Special Services:
Headquarters, European Command
Chief of Special Services US Army General Staff Insignia Major General Germany 1947 1948
Intelligence Division Deputy Director of Intelligence US Army General Staff Insignia Major General Washington, D.C. 1948 01 Mar 1950
Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, Intelligence Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2 US Army General Staff Insignia Major General Washington, D.C. 01 Mar 1950 23 Aug 1950
Strategic Intelligence School /
Office, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, Intelligence
Director /
Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2
US Army General Staff Insignia Major General
Lieutenant General
Washington, D.C. 23 Aug 1950 10 Aug 1952
Third Army (United States) Third Army Commanding General - Lieutenant General Fort McPherson, Georgia 22 Aug 1952 31 Jul 1955
Civilian Career

Dates of RankEdit

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Distinguished Service Cross Distinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal (1 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal one oak leaf cluster
Silver Star Silver Star Medal
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart Purple Heart
Army Commendation Medal (2OLC) Army Commendation Medal two oak leaf clusters
Service/Campaign Medals
World War I Victory Medal (6 Star) World War I Victory Medal six campaign stars
Army of Occupation of Germany Army of Occupation of Germany Medal
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal "Germany" clasp
National Defense Service Medal National Defense Service Medal
Foreign Personal Decorations
Order of Orange-Nassau Order of Orange-Nassau (Kingdom of the Netherlands)
War Cross 1939-1945 (Czech) Czechoslovak War Cross 1939-1945 (Czechoslovak Republic)
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Foreign Unit Awards
Non-United States Service Awards
Foreign Service Awards
Identification Badges
Army General Staff Identification Badge
Army Staff Identification Badge
84th Training Command 84th Infantry Division
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia - Former Wartime Service patch
(worn from 1945 - 1964)
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Four Overseas Service Bars
Overseas Service Bar (WWI) Three Overseas Service Chevrons

Battles/WarsEdit

World War I (06 Apr 1917 - 11 Nov 1918)

World War II (08 Dec 1941 - 02 Sept 1945)

Korean War (07 Jul 1950 - 27 Jul 1953)

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

Name Relation Lifespan Notes
Immediate Family
Josephine Bolling (née Hoyer) Wife 23 May 1894 - 23 Aug 1987
Alexander R. Bolling, Jr. Son 11 Sep 1922 - 06 Oct 2011 Major General, U.S. Army
Frances Bolling (née Bigbee) Daughter-in-Law 25 Nov 1923 - 09 Nov 1999
Josephine Wetherill (née Bolling) Daughter
Roderick Wetherill, Sr. Son-in-Law 19 Jan 1918 - 26 Jan 1978 Major General, U.S. Army
Roderick Wetherill, Jr. Grandson 20 Jan 1942 - 09 Sep 1996 Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Dr. Robert H. Bolling Father - 18 Feb 1927 Major, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Julia C. Bolling (née Russell) Mother 13 Mar 1871 - 14 Feb 1939
Alexander W. Russell, Jr. Uncle 1865 - ???? Ensign, U.S. Navy
Alexander W. Russell Maternal Grandfather 1824 - 26 Nov 1908 Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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