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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1910

Vol. V

(Born Wis.)

Herbert O'Leary

(Ap'd Wis.)


Born Waupun, WI.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 15, 1906 to June 15, 1910, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., Coast Artillery Corps)

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

(Born Dec. 22, 1886.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., Coast Artillery Corps, June 15, 1910.

At Fort Monroe, Va., Sept. 15, 1910, to Jan. 13, 1911; at Fort Flagler, Wash., Coast Defenses of Puget Sound, Feb. 2, 1911, to July, 1913; at U. S. Military Academy, Instructor in Department of Philosophy, Aug. 24, 1913, to

(First Lieut., Coast Artillery Corps, Dec. 1, 1914)

(First Lieut., Ordnance Department, by Detail, June 20, 1916)

June 20, 1916; (at joint Army and National Guard Camp at Montgomery, Ala., July 1914); at Watertown Arsenal, Mass., to April, 1917; at Washington, D. C., May, 1917, to

(Captain, Coast Artillery Corps, May 15, 1917)

(Captain, Ordnance Department, by Detail, June 23, 1917)

(Major, Ordnance Department, National Army, Jan. 10, 1918)

April 16, 1918; en route to France to April 28; in France as Military Observer, to Sept. 23; en route to U. S. to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance, U. S. A., Oct. 2, 1918)

Oct. 4, 1918; at Washington, D. C., Oct. 4, 1918, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Lieutenant-Colonel, Temporary, Ordnance, Oct. 2, 1918.

At Washington, D. C., Office, Chief of Ordnance, Oct. 4, 1918, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, June 30, 1920.

Major, Coast Artillery Corps, July 1, 1920.

(Transferred to Ordnance Department, Sept. 4, 1920.)

 p875  July 1, 1922; at Fort Benning, Ga., Ordnance Officer and Ordnance Representative on the Infantry Board, Aug. 1, 1922, to June 20, 1924; at Washington, D. C., Office, Chief of Ordnance, June 27, 1924, to July 1, 1926; at Springfield Armory, Mass., July 9, 1926, to Dec. 9, 1929; at Corozal, Canal Zone, Panama Pacific General Depot, Dec. 17, 1929, to ––––

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: — At Corozal, C. Z., Panama Pacific Gen. Depot, Dec. 17, 1929 to June 22, 1932; en route to U. S., to June 29, 1932; at La Carne, Ohio, comdg. Erie Ord. Depot, Aug. 1, 1932 to June 17, 1934; at Ft. Hayes, Ohio, C. A. Ord. Off., Hq. 5th C. A., to

(Lt.‑Col., Ord. Dept., Nov. 1, 1934)

June 24, 1938; on leave to Aug. 21, 1938; en route to station Aug. 25 to Sept. 1, 1938; at Corozal, C. Z., Post Ord. Off., and comdg. Ord. Sec., Panama Pacific Gen. Depot, to

(Col., Ord. Dept., May 1, 1939)

(at Washington, D. C., temp. duty, Dept. of justice, July 11, to Aug. 8, 1940.)

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

Military History: — Corozal CZ, Post OO and comdg Ord Sect, Panama Pac Gen Dep,

(Col OD 1 May 39)

‑41; Washington DC, OCO, ‑43; Benicia Arsenal Calif, CO, ‑44; Governor's Island, NY, OO 2 SvC, ‑2 Jul 44.

Died, July 2, 1944, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 58.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. O'Leary's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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