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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1919*

Vol. VI
p2100
6398

(Born Neb.)

Douglas A. Olcott

(Ap'd Neb.)

92

(Douglas Alden Olcott, Born Nov. 29, 1898, Brooklyn, NY.)a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1917, to Nov. 1, 1918, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieutenant, Unassigned.

Served: at U. S. Military Academy, as student officer, Dec. 3, 1918, to June 11, 1919, when graduated No. 81 in his class;

(Assigned to Field Artillery, July 21, 1919)

en route to France, July 13 to 20, 1919; on tour of observation of Belgian, French and Italian battle fronts and visited Army of Occupation in Germany, to Sept. 17; en route to U. S. to Sept. 26; at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., student officer at Field Artillery School, Oct. 1, 1919, to ––––

Vol. VII
p1482
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery, Nov. 1, 1918.º

At Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., student officer at Field Artillery School, Oct. 1, 1919, to

First Lieutenant of Field Artillery, Nov. 30, 1919.

Oct. 4, 1920; at Camp Dix, N. J., Aide-de‑Camp to Brigadier-General Aultman, Oct. 7, 1920, to Oct. 1, 1921; at Camp Knox, Ky., Aide-de‑Camp to Brigadier-General Aultman, Oct. 2, 1921, to May 18, 1922.

Died, Suicide, July 28, 1922, at Camp Knox, Ky.: Aged 23.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1925.


The Author's Note:

* This class, normally the Class of 1921, entered June 14, 1917, was graduated Nov. 1, 1918, returned to the Academy as student officers, Dec. 3, 1918, and was finally graduated June 11, 1919.

Assignments to Arms of the Service were made in accordance with class standing in final year's course.

Thayer's note: better details on this confusing set‑up are given by Waugh, West Point: The Story Of The United States Military Academy. . . ., pp148‑150.


Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Olcott's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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