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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1902

Vol. V

(Born Ind.)

Adam F. Casad

(Ap'd Kan.)


Born near Delphi, IN.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 20, 1898 to June 12, 1902, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., 11th Cavalry)

(Transferred to Artillery Corps, Sept. 26, 1902)

Served: On detached service at Headquarters, Department of the East, Sept. 1, 1902 to Dec. 1, 1902; with 21st Battery, Field Artillery, at Fort Sheridan, Ill., from Dec. 6, 1902 to Dec. 31, 1902; with 19th Battery, Field Artillery, at Fort Riley, Kas., Jan. 2, 1903 to Aug. 22, 1905; Instructor in Natural and Experimental Philosophy, at the U. S. Military Academy, Aug. 22, 1905 to July 1, 1908.

(First Lieut., Coast Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907)

(Captain, Ordnance, by detail, July 1, 1908)

— Assistant Proof Officer, Sandy Hook Proving Ground, July 1, 1908 to –––––.

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

(Adam Floy Casad, Born Feb. 9, 1878.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907.

Captain, Ordnance Department, by Detail, July 1, 1908.

At Sandy Hook Proving Grounds, N. J., Assistant Proof Officer, July 1, 1908, to July 26, 1909; at Augusta Arsenal, Ga., July 29, 1909, to

(Captain, Coast Artillery Corps, April 1, 1911)

July 29, 1911; at Watertown Arsenal, Mass., taking student course in shops, Aug. 1, 1911, to June 30, 1912; on leave of absence to Aug. 1, 1912; with company, Aug. 1, 1912, to Feb. 15, 1913;

(Major, Ordnance Department, by Detail, March 8, 1913)

en route to Philippines, March 15 to April 11, 1913; at Manila Ordnance Depot, April 11, 1913, to March 15, 1915; en route to U. S., March 15 to April 16, 1915; at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Ordnance, April 27, 1915, to

(Major, Ordnance Department, by Detail, Mar. 8, 1917)

April 1, 1917; at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., April 2 to

(Major, Temporary, Coast Artillery Corps, Aug. 5, 1917)

Oct. 15, 1917; at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Ordnance, Oct. 16 to Nov. 1, 1917; en route to France, via England, Nov. 6 to 24,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance Department, by Detail, Nov. 20, 1917)

1917; at General Hdqrs. American Expeditionary Forces, in office of Chief Ordnance Officer, Nov. 28, 1917, to

(Colonel of Ordnance, National Army, Jan. 15, 1918)

March 20, 1918; Deputy Chief Ordnance Officer, A. E. F., March 20, 1918, to May 27, 1919; en route to U. S. to June 12; at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Ordnance, June 21 to July 14; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Department Ordnance Officer, Southern Department, from July 17, 1919, and, in addition, commanding San Antonio Arsenal from Sept. 30, 1919.

Officer of the Order of Leopold of Belgium and of the Legion of Honor of France.

 p988  Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As Deputy Chief Ordnance Officer at General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, he exercised conspicuous initiative and sound judgment in the supervision of ordnance activities. With tireless energy he organized and administered the work of the Ordnance Department in the zone of the Armies. As representative of the Ordnance Department at Chaumont, he showed wide vision and full comprehension of conditions and needs of the service, working with exceptional devotion to prevent any stoppage in the supply of ordnance material."

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

Military History. —

Distinguished Service Medal.

Captain, Coast Artillery Corps, Apr. 1, 1911.

Colonel, Ordnance Department, National Army, Jan. 15, 1918.

At Fort Sam Houston, Tex., Department Ordnance Officer, Southern Department, July 17, 1919, to

(Relieved From Detail in Ordnance Department, June 4, 1920.)

Returned to Grade of Captain, June 30, 1920.

Major, Coast Artillery Corps, July 1, 1920.

(Transferred to Ordnance Department, Aug. 24, 1920.)

Dec. 5, 1920; at Manila, P. I., Department Ordnance Officer, Philippine Department, Jan. 1, 1921, to Jan. 16, 1923; on leave of absence and en route to U. S., Jan. 17 to July 12, 1923; at Raritan Arsenal, N. J., commanding post, July 13, 1923, to

Lieutenant-Colonel, Ordnance Department, Dec. 4, 1924.

June 29, 1927; on leave of absence to Aug. 21, 1927; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer at Command and General Staff School, Aug. 24, to Nov. 14, 1927.

Died, Nov. 14, 1927, at Fort Leavenworth, Kans.: Aged 49.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1929.

Colonel, U. S. A. (Posthumously), Nov. 14, 1927,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Casad's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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