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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1888

Vol. III
p422
3276

(Born Ind.)

Eli A. Helmick

(Ap'd Kan.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 15, 1884, to June 11, 1888, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Add. Second Lieut., 11th Infantry, June 11, 1888.

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Aug. 5, 1888.

 p423  Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Spokane, Wash., Sep. 29, 1888, to Nov. 2, 1889; and on leave of absence, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p471
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Spokane, Wash., and Fort Sherman, Ida., from Sept. 30, 1888 to June 17, 1893. — At Wallace and Burke, Ida., from Sept. 14 to Nov. 14, 1892, during Coeur d'Alene riots. — On duty at the World's Columbian Exposition, at Chicago, Ill., from June 22, 1893 to Jan. 1, 1894. — On college duty at Hillsdale, Mich., from Jan. 17, 1894

(Transferred to 6th Infantry, Sept. 11, 1895)

(Transferred to 2d Infantry, Dec. 2, 1895)

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 10th Infantry, Dec. 21, 1895)

till Sept. 30, 1896. — At Fort Reno, Okla., from Dec. 17, 1896 to April 20, 1898. — Served with regiment at Mobile, Ala., and Tampa, Fla. — Appointed (Regimental Quartermaster, May 5, 1898.) — Served with regiment in that capacity on expedition to Santiago and during battle of 1st, 2d, and 3d of July. — Engineer Officer, 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, from July 5 to Aug. 27, 1898. — Ordnance Officer of camp at Camp Wikoff, at Headquarters 5th Army Corps, from Aug. 27 to Oct. 1, 1898. — In command of Fort Reno, Okla., from Oct. 17, 1898 to  p472 Jan. 1, 1899. — With regiment at Havana, Cuba, and Matanzas, Cuba, as Acting Adjutant, from Feb. 6, 1899 to –––––;

(Captain of Infantry, 15th Infantry, May 4, 1899)

Relieved as Regimental Quartermaster at his own request, June 27, 1899.

(Transferred to 10th Infantry, July 3, 1899)

Vol. V
p426
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: With regiment at Havana, Cuba, and Matanzas, Cuba, as Acting Adjutant, from Feb. 6, 1899 to July 1, 1899; At headquarters, Department of Matanzas and Santa Clara, Cuba as Acting Inspector-General and Inspector of the Rural Guards of the Province of Santa Clara, Cuba, from July, 1899 to July, 1900; with regiment at Santiago de Cuba, from Sept. 23, 1900 to Feb. 11, 1901; with regiment in the Philippine Islands, from April 5, 1901 to Sept. 17, 1903; in command of Puerto Princesa, Paragua, P. I., from May 29, 1901 to Jul. 18, 1902; with regiment at Cattabatto, Mindanao, P. I., from July 30, 1902 to Aug. 8, 1903; in the field at Lake Lanao, Mindanao, P. I., from Sept. 12 to Nov. 22, 1902; in command of Providential Battalion Infantry, from Sept. 15 to Nov. 22, 1902, during operations against Lake Morras; with regiment at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., from Sept. 17 to Oct. 26, 1903; on general recruiting service at Springfield, Mass., from Nov. 1, 1903 to Nov. 1, 1905; with regiment at Fort Lawton, Wash., from Feb. 20, 1906 to July 7, 1906; with regiment in Alaska, from July 7, 1906 to July 24, 1908; in command of Fort Liscum, Alaska, from July 14, 1906 to July 7, 1907; at Fort Leavenworth, Kas., as Student Officer in the School of the Line, from Aug. 11, 1908.

Vol. VI
p505
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Eli Alva Helmick, Born Sept. 27, 1863.)

Military History. —

Captain, 15th Infantry, May 4, 1899.

Transferred to 10th Infantry, July 3, 1899.

 p506  At Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer at Army School of the Line, Aug. 11, 1908, to 1909, when he was graduated; at Washington, D. C., student officer at Army War College, to 1910, when he was graduated;

(Major of Infantry, March 11, 1911)

(Major and Inspector-General, by Detail, May 23, 1911)

at Chicago, Ill., Assistant to Inspector-General, Central Division, July 5, 1911, to April 24, 1914; at Texas City, Texas, Inspector, 2nd Division, April 26 to Aug. 31, 1914;

(Assigned to 27th Infantry, Sept. 1, 1914)

(Transferred to 28th Infantry, Sept. 1, 1915)

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, July 1, 1916)

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Inspector-General, by Detail, Sept. 9, 1916)

at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Inspector, Southern Department, Sept. 9, 1916, to

(Colonel of Infantry, May 15, 1917)

June 9, 1917; at Charleston, S. C., Inspector, Southeastern Department, June 22 to Sept. 28, 1917; at Washington, D. C., in office of Inspector-General, Oct. 12, 1917, to

(Brigadier-General, National Army, Dec. 17, 1917)

(Major-General, National Army, Aug. 8, 1918)

Aug. 26, 1918; commanding 8th Division, Aug. 29, 1918, to –––––; at Brest, France, commanding Base Sectorº No. 5 ––––

Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As commanding general, Base Sectionº No. 5, he has displayed brilliant administrative ability in successfully directing the manifold activities under his supervision. By his energy in expediting the completion of the various engineering projects necessitated by the enlargement of Pontanezen Camp and the development of Brest as a foremost embarkation camp, he had rendered invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces."

Vol. VII
p278
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal.

Colonel of Infantry, May 15, 1917.

Major-General, U. S. A., Aug. 8, 1918.

At Camp Fremont, Calif., en route to France, and in France, commanding 8th Division, Aug. 29, 1918, to Nov. 19; at Brest, France, commanding Base Section No. 5, Nov. 21, 1918, to Aug. 24, 1919;

Returned to Grade of Colonel, Sept. 30, 1919.

at Chicago, Ill., Chief of Staff, Central Department, and 6th Corps Area, Oct. 14, 1919, to

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Mar. 5, 1921.

Apr. 26, 1921; at Fort Sheridan, Ill., Apr. 27 to June 30; at Washington, D. C., Acting The Inspector-General, July 6, 1921, to

Major-General, The Inspector-General, Nov. 7, 1921.

Nov. 17, 1921, and The Inspector-General to

Reappointed, Major-General, The Inspector-General, Nov. 18, 1925.

Sept. 27, 1927.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 27, 1927,
By Operation of Law.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

Civil History: — Entered insurance business, Sept. 27, 1927, resigned Apr. 15, 1929.

Vol. VIII
p78
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., Sept. 27, 1927.

Vol. IX
p53
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Maj Gen Ret 27 Sep 27.

Died Jan. 13, 1945, Honolulu, T. H.: Aged 81.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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