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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1904

Vol. V

(Born Pa.)

Wilber A. Blain

(Ap'd Pa.)


Wilber Alexander Blain:
Born Mar. 29, 1880º

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 19, 1900 to June 15, 1904, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., 23d Infantry)

— Three months' leave of absence.

Served: Against Datto Ali, in Cottabato Bay, Mindanao, P. I., Nov. 17, 1904 to Feb. 17, 1905; at Malabang, Mindanao, P. I., to May 17, 1905; en route to the U. S., to June 12, 1905; en route to station, to June 24, 1905; at Madison Barracks, N. Y., to Oct. 20, 1905; at Fort Ontario, N. Y., to June 12, 1906; on leave, Nov. 10 to Nov. 20, 1905; en route to and at Summer Camp, Mount Gretna, Pa., to Sept. 20, 1906; en route to and at Fort Ontario, N. Y., to April 22, 1907; on leave, from Oct. 5 to Nov. 5, 1906; en route to and at Jamestown Exposition, near Norfolk, Va., to Dec. 1, 1907; on leave, from Oct. 22, 1907 to Nov. 22, 1907; en route to and at Fort Ontario, N. Y., to Jan. 29, 1908; en route to the Philippine  p729 Islands, to March 4, 1908; at Zamboanga, Mindanao, P. I., from March 10, 1908 to March 23, 1908; at Jolo, Jolo, P. I., to June 13, 1908; at Camp Overton, Mindanao, P. I., to –––––. Philippine campaign badge; sharpshooter, 1905, 1907, 1908.

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

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 23d Infantry, June 15, 1904.

In Philippines, at Camp Overton, Mindanao, June, 1908, to Aug. 27, 1909; at Parang, Mindanao, to March 16, 1910; en route to Fort Clark, Texas, to April 20, 1910; at Fort Clark to

(First Lieut., 23d Infantry, March 11, 1911)

Jan. 27, 1912; at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., to Dec. 3, 1912; (on Flood Relief work in Mississippi Valley, April 19 to June 19, 1912);

(First Lieut., Signal Corps, By Detail, Dec. 3, 1912)

at Fort Omaha, Neb., to Sept. 15, 1913; (on duty in the city of Omaha during disaster caused by tornado of Easter Sunday, 1913; on Flood Relief work, Mississippi Valley, April to June, 1913); at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., Sept. 21 to Dec. 28, 1913; en route to Philippines to Feb. 2, 1914; at Corregidor Island, P. I., to March 15, 1914; at Manila to

(Captain of Infantry, July 1, 1916)

 p1104  Nov. 2, 1916; (relieved from detail in Signal Corps Aug. 24, 1916, and attached to 27th Infantry);

(Assigned to 8th Infantry, Nov. 2, 1916)

at Fort William McKinley, P. I., to March 15, 1917; en route to U. S. to April 12, 1917; on leave of absence to May 14, 1917; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, with 19th Infantry, to June 1, 1917, when he was transferred to 57th Infantry, formed from 19th Infantry, and appointed Regimental Adjutant; at Camp Wilson, Texas, to July 8, 1917; at Leon Springs, Texas, to

(Major of Infantry, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 24, 1917; at Camp Shelby, Miss., Division Signal Officer, 38th Division, to Sept. 9, 1918, when Division began movement to France;

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, U. S. A., Sept. 26, 1918)

landed in France Oct. 11, 1918; at Schools at Langres and at Chatillon-sur‑Seine, to Nov. 9; at Villières, France, Division Signal Officer, 78th Division, Nov. 12 to 19; in Training Area, Semur, France, to April 24, 1919, when 78th Division began movement to U. S.; at Tours, in G‑1 office, S. O. S., May 1 to June 15, 1919; en route to U. S. to July 5; on leave of absence to Aug. 6; at Camp Dix, N. J., to Aug. 19; at Camp Pike, Ark., with 57th Infantry, to Nov. 9, 1919; at Camp Dix, N. J., to ––––

Sharpshooter 1905, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911; Philippine Campaign Badge; Victory Medal.

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

Military History: —

Captain of Infantry, July 1, 1916.

Lieutenant-Colonel, Temporary, of Infantry, Sept. 26, 1918.

At Camp Dix, N. J., with 57th Infantry, Nov. 14, 1919, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, June 30, 1920.

Major of Infantry, July 1, 1920.

Oct. 11, 1920; at Camp Benning, Ga., student officer in Field Officers' Class, Infantry School, Oct. 15, 1920, to June 30, 1921, when he was graduated No. 2 in his class; at Camp Knox, Ky., Instructor Reserve Officers' Training Corps, and Citizens' Military Training Camps, July 4 to Aug. 19, 1920; at Culver, Ind., Assistant Professor to Military Science and Tactics at Culver Military Academy, Aug. 20, 1921, to Feb. 28, 1922; in hospital at Fort Sheridan, Ill., Feb. 28 to Apr. 29, 1922; in Walter Reed Hospital, D. C., Apr. 30 to Aug. 22, 1922; on leave of absence to Dec. 22, 1922.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 22, 1922,
For Disability Not Incident to the Service.

After retirement served on recruiting duty at Asheville, N. C., and at Knoxville, Tenn.

 p634  Died, Feb. 6, 1927, at Knoxville, Tenn.: Aged 46.

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. A., (Posthumously), Feb. 6, 1927,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Buried, Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN.

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