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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1912

Vol. VI

(Born N. Y.)

William Dean

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Feb. 19, 1888, Tipton, IA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, March 2, 1908, to June 12, 1912, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 23d Infantry.

Served: At U. S. Military Academy, football coach, Sept. 12 to Dec. 3, 1912; at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., with company, Dec. 4, 1912, to Jan. 25, 1913; at Texas City, Texas, with company, March 2, 1913, to

 p1588  (Transferred to 5th Infantry, April 24, 1915)

March 16, 1915; at San Francisco, Cal., member of Polo Team, March 18 to May 7, 1915; at Texas City, Texas, with regiment, May 10 to

(Transferred to 27th Infantry, Aug. 1, 1915)

Sept. 22, 1915; on detached service and en route to Philippines, Sept. 23, 1915, to March 5, 1916; at Manila, with 27th Infantry, March 6, 1916, to

(First Lieut. of Infantry, Oct. 13, 1916)

(Captain of Infantry, July 27, 1917)

(Major, National Army, June 11, 1918)

June 14, 1918; en route to U. S., June 15 to July 26, 1918; at Camp Custer, Mich., with 160th Depot Brigade, July 28 to Aug. 24, 1918; at Camp Hancock, Ga., Instructor Machine Gun Training Center, Aug. 26 to Sept. 15, 1918; at Camp Dodge, Iowa, with Machine Gun Battalion of the 19th Division, Sept. 18 to Oct. 29, 1918.

Died, Oct. 30, 1918, at Camp Dodge, Iowa: Aged 30.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1919.

Buried, Tipton, IA.​b

Thayer's Notes:

a Maj. Dean's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b Maj. Dean's burial place is from his AOG obituary.

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