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Clement A. Trott
Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 15, 1895 to Feb. 15, 1899, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to
(Second Lieut. of Infantry, 7th Infantry, Feb. 15, 1899)
Served: With company at Camp Bacon, Walker, Min., March 28, 1899 to May 28, 1900; at San Carlos, Ariz., to –––––
Military History. — Served: At San Carlos, Ariz., to Aug. 4, 1900; at Fort Logan, Colo., to Oct. 12, 1900.
(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Sept. 15, 1900)
— At Fort Sheridan, Ill., to March 24, 1901; en route to, and en route from the Philippines, to Nov. 22, 1903;º at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., to Aug. 28, 1904; at Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kas., to July 1, 1905, (Honor Graduate); at the U. S. Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kas., to Aug. 18, 1906.
(Captain, 9th Infantry, Aug. 20, 1906)
(Transferred to 5th Infantry, April 16, 1907)
— Instructor, Department of Law, U. S. Military Academy, from Aug. 22, 1906 to Aug. 13, 1910. Philippine service medal.
(Clement Augustus Trott, Born Dec. 14, 1877.)
Military History. —
Captain, 9th Infantry, Aug. 20, 1906.
Transferred to 5th Infantry, April 16, 1907.
At Plattsburg Bks., N. Y., to Aug. 13, 1912; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., Instructor at Army School of the Line, to Dec. 14, 1912;
(Transferred to 8th Infantry, Dec. 16, 1912)
in Philippines to
(Transferred to 24th Infantry, Sept. 1, 1915)
Nov. 14, 1915; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Feb. 20, 1916; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., to March 23, 1916; with Punitive Expedition into Mexico to Nov. 9, 1916; at University of Illinois, Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics, to May 15, 1917;
(Major of Infantry, May 15, 1917)
at Fort Sheridan, Ill., commanding company and Battalion, and subsequently Regiment, at Officers' Training Camp to
(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)
Sept. 1, 1917; at Camp Sherman, Ohio, with 330th Infantry, 83d Division, to Dec. 10, 1917; arrived in France, via England, Jan. 11, 1918; with British 21st Division as observer, Jan. 17 to 30; at Langres, France, student officer and Instructor at Army General Staff College, to June 23; (Observer with 1st, 2d and 3d American Divisions on Château Thierry and Montdidier fronts, June 3 to 8); Chief of Staff, 83d Division, June 24 to July 23; joined 5th Division as Chief of Staff, July 24, and
(Colonel of Infantry, U. S. A., July 30, 1918)
served with that Division in that capacity for remainder of the war; appointed to General Staff, A. E. F., Aug. 22; Chief of Staff, 5th Division, in St. Sector, Vosges, July 24 to Aug. 22; in St. Mihiel Offensive, Sept. 12 to 17; in Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Oct. 5 to Nov. 11, 1918; with Army of Occupation in Luxembourg, to July 4, 1919; en route to U. S. with Division, to July 21; at Washington, D. C., student officer at General Staff College to
(Returned to Grade of Major, Sept. 1, 1919)
June 29, 1920, when he was graduated;
Campaign Medals: Spanish War Service, Philippine Campaign, Victory Medal with four battle clasps and one silver star.
Distinguished Service Medal
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As chief of staff of the 5th Division, through his intimate knowledge of staff duties and the requirements of the troops of the line, he organized a staff which insured efficient co‑operation in combat. His ability was shown in sound tactical directions to his division, which insured successes in four offensive operations."
Military History. —
Distinguished Service Medal
Colonel of Infantry, U. S. A., July 30, 1918.
At Washington, D. C., student officer, Army War College, to
Returned to Grade of Major, Aug. 31, 1919.
June 28, 1920;
Lieutenant-Colonel of Infantry, July 1, 1920.
at Camp Grant, Ill., commanding 54th Infantry, Aug. 7, 1920, to Jan. 28, 1921; at Washington, D. C., in Training Section, Office of Chief of Infantry, Feb. 1, 1921, to
Colonel of Infantry, Nov. 2, 1921.
July 15, 1924; at Governor's Island, N. Y., Liaison Officer, Organized Reserves, Headquarters, 2nd Corps Area, July 16, 1924, to May 17, 1926; at Fort Crook, Nebr., commanding 17th Infantry, May 26, 1926 to June 25, 1930; at Boston, Mass., Chief of Staff, 94th Division, June 30, 1930, to –––––
General Staff Eligible List.
Awarded Silver Star Citation.
Medals: Spanish War Service, Philippine Campaign, Mexican Service, Victory Medal with four battle clasps and one silver star, Officer of the Legion of Honor (French), Croix de Guerre (French) with palm.
Military History: —
(Col. Inf., Nov. 2, 1921)
At Boston, Mass., C. of S., 94th Div., June 30, 1930, to June 30, 1933; at Montpelier, Vt., C. of S., 94th Div. and comdg. 6th CCC Dist., to Aug. 20, 1934; at Ft. Francis E. Warren, Wyo., comdg. 20th Inf., Sept. 6, 1934, to Aug. 31, 1935;
(Brig.‑Gen., Sept. 1, 1935)
at Ft. Douglas, Utah, comdg. 6th Inf. Brig. and Post, Sept. 1, 1935, to Jan. 9, 1936; en route to station to Mar. 7, 1936; at Boston, Mass., comdg. 18th Inf. Brig., to May 9, 1937; en route to station to June 19, 1937; at Schofield Bks., T. H., comdg. 22d Inf. Brig., to July 6, 1939; en route to U. S. to July 13, 1939; at Ft. George G. Meade, Md., comdg. 16th Inf. Brig. and Post, Sept. 6, 1939 to Oct. 27, 1939; at Camp Jackson, S. C., comdg. 6th Div. and Post, to –––––
Military History: — Cp Jackson SC, comdg 6 Inf Div and Post, ‑11 Apr 40; Ft Benning Ga and Sabine River Area, comdg 6 Inf Div at Corps and Army maneuvers, ‑26 May 40; Ft Snelling Minn, comdg 6 Inf Div and Post, 29 May-30 Oct 40; Ft Hayes O, comdg 5 CA,
(Maj Gen AUS 3 Apr 41)
‑29 Sep 41; Chicago, Ill., general duty, ‑31 Dec 41.
(Brig Gen Ret 31 Dec 41, opn law)
(Maj Gen Ret 16 Aug 48).
Died, Geneva Ill, 14 Apr 50: Aged 72.
Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Geneva, IL.
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