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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1908

Vol. V
p819
4699

(Born Ky.)

Simon B. Buckner, Jr.1

(Ap'd at Large)

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Born Munfordville, KY.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 16, 1904 to Feb. 14, 1908, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., 9th Infantry)

Served: At Fort Sam Houston, Tex., May, 1908, to –––––.

Vol. VI
p1373
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., Born July 18, 1886.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 9th Infantry, Feb. 14, 1908.

At Fort Sam Houston, Texas, May, 1908, to March 29, 1910; in Philippines, at Warwick Bks., Cebu, May 2, 1910, to June 5, 1912; at Fort Thomas, Ky., July 18, 1912, to March 21, 1914; at Laredo, Texas, March 24 to

(First Lieut., 9th Infantry, Aug. 5, 1914)

Nov. 20, 1914; at Washington, D. C., Assistant Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, Nov. 25, 1914, to

(Transferred to 27th Infantry, Sept. 1, 1915)

Sept. 27, 1915; on leave of absence and en route to Philippines, to Jan. 3, 1916; at Cuartel de España, Manila, attached to 8th Infantry, to Feb. 28, 1916, and with 27th Infantry to

(Captain, 27th Infantry, May 15, 1917)

Aug. 29, 1917; at Camp John Hay, Baguio, P. I., to

(Major, Temporary, Aviation Section, Signal Corps, Aug. 5, 1917)

Oct. 7, 1917; en route to U. S. to Nov. 20, 1917; at Kelly Field, Texas, commanding successively the 5th Provisional Regiment, Signal Corps; Organization Division, 1st Training Brigade; Trades Division, 1st Training Brigade; 3rd Training Brigade; 1st Training Brigade and Concentration Brigade, to

(Major, Temporary, of Infantry, Jan. 24, 1917)

Aug. 30, 1918; at Washington, D. C., with Operations Section, Air Service, to Oct. 4, 1918; student officer, Staff Class, Army War College, to Nov. 7, 1918; Member General Staff, Nov. 9 to Dec. 17, 1918; at Camp Beauregard, La., in charge of Senior and Staff Officers' School, 17th Division, Nov. 12 to Dec. 17, 1918;

(Assigned to 83d Infantry, Dec. 18, 1918)

with regiment and in charge of demobilization records, 17th Division, to Feb. 22, 1919; at Denver, Col., on General Recruiting Service, Feb. 27 to April 30, 1919; at U. S. Military Academy, Assistant Instructor in Infantry Tactics, May 3, 1919, to ––––

(Returned to Grade of Captain, Aug. 20, 1919)

Vol. VII
p804
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Captain of Infantry, May 15, 1917.

Major, Temporary, Aviation Section, Signal Corps, Aug. 5, 1917.

Major, Temporary, of Infantry, Jan. 24, 1918.

At Denver, Colo., on General Recruiting Service, Feb. 27, to Apr. 30, 1919; at U. S. Military Academy, Assistant Instructor in Infantry Tactics, May 3, 1919, to ––––

Returned to Grade of Captain, Aug. 20, 1919.

Major of Infantry, July 1, 1920.

Aug. 24, 1923; on leave of absence until Sept. 13, 1923; at Fort Benning, Ga., student officer, Advanced Course, Infantry School, Sept. 15, 1923 to June 5, 1924, when he was graduated; on leave of absence to Aug. 20, 1924; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, Command and General Staff School, Aug. 21, 1924 to Sept. 3, 1925; Distinguished Graduate — 1925; Instructor, General Service Schools, Sept. 4, 1925 to July 12, 1928; on leave of absence to Aug. 17, 1928; at Washington, D. C., student officer, Army War College, Aug. 20, 1928 to June 30, 1929, when he was graduated. Executive Officer, Army War College, July 1, 1929, to ––––

Vol. VIII
p206
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Maj., Inf., July 1, 1920)

at Washington, D. C., Executive Off., Adj. and Personnel Adj., A. W. C., July 1, 1929, to

(Lt.‑Col., Inf., Apr. 1, 1932)

July 4, 1932; at West Point, N. Y., U. S. M. A., Asst. to Comdt. of Cadets, to June 13, 1933; Comdt. of Cadets, to (temp. duty at Ft. Benning, Ga., and Ft. Monroe, Va., to Aug. 15, 1934) June 30, 1936; on leave to Aug. 19, 1936; at Ft. Sam Houston, Tex., Executive Off., 23d Inf., Aug. 23, 1936, to

(Col. Inf., Jan. 11, 1937)

(Executive Asst. to Contact Control Umpire, 3d Army, CPX, Aug. 31, to Oct. 1, 1936; student off. Refresher Course, The Inf. School, Oct. 25, to Nov. 22, 1936); Mar. 1, 1937; at Ft. George G. Meade, Md., C. O., 66th Inf., Mar. 3, 1937 to (D. S. at Ft. Benning, Ga.,  p207 Apr. 24 to May 3, 1937; at Ft. Devens, Mass., Umpire, 1st Army, CPX, Aug. 11 to Sept. 4, 1937; temp. at Indian Gap, Pa., Sept. 17, to Oct. 2, 1937; additional duty as Executive Off., Summer Tng. Camps, May 15 to Aug. 28, 1938; also comdg. 16th Brig., June 7, 1938 to Sept. 1, 1938) Sept. 1, 1938; at Ft. McClellan, Ala., C. O., 22d Inf., and Dist. D., CCC, Sept. 3, 1938, to (at Ft. Benning, Ga., on 8th Brig. Maneuvers, May 13 to May 27, 1939) Oct. 16, 1939; temp. at post to (detailed to G. S. C., Oct. 17, 1939) Oct. 23, 1939; at Camp Jackson, S. C., C. of S., 6th Div., and Executive Off. (D. S. in connection with the concentration and training of 6th Div., to Nov. 3, 1939) Nov. 4, 1939, to ––––

Vol. IX
p125
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

(Col Inf 11 Jan 37)

Cp Jackson SC, C/S 6 Div and ExO, (DS in connection with concentration and tng of 6 Div, –3 Nov 39), 4 Nov 39‑40; Ft Richardson  p126 Alaska, comdg US Tps in Alaska, ‑

(Brig Gen 1 Sep 40)

(Maj Gen AUS 4 Aug 41)

(Lt Gen AUS 4 May 43)

(DSM)

Aug 44; T‑P, comdg Tenth Army, –18 Jun 45;

Killed in Action, June 18, 1945, at Okinawa, Japan: Aged 59.

(DSC Navy DSM PH)

Buried, Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, KY.


The Author's Note:º

1 Son of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.S. B. Buckner, class of 1844.


Thayer's Notes:

a Gen. Buckner's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.


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