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 [decorative delimiter] Class of June 1918

Vol. VI

(Born Mass.)

William C. Coogan

(Ap'd Mass.)


(William Crosby Coogan, Born Dec. 5, 1893.)

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 15, 1915, to June 12, 1918, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 32d Infantry.

Served: at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, student officer at Infantry School of Arms, July 9 to Sept. 14, 1918; at Camp Lewis, Wash., Aide-de‑Camp, Sept. 30, 1918, to

(First Lieut. of Infantry, U. S. A., Oct. 31, 1918)

Feb. 18, 1919; en route to Siberia to March 27;

(Assigned to 27th Infantry, March 27, 1919)

at Khabarovsk, Siberia, Battalion Adjutant, March 30 to April 24; en route to Verkhne-Udinsk, Siberia, to May 5; at that place, Personnel Adjutant, 27th Infantry, to Jan. 24, 1920; en route to Manila, P. I., to Feb. 19, when at Vladivostok he was ordered to Europe on U. S. Army Transport Mt. Vernon, for duty with Austro-Hungarian Prisoners of War and Czecho-Slovak Troops returning to their native countries from Siberia; sailed for Europe April 13, arriving July 7; arrived in U. S. Aug. 7; at Fort Slocum, N. Y., demobilizing War Prison Guard to Sept. 1, 1920, and on recruiting duty to ––––

Awarded Croix de Guerre with Palm, Jan. 23, 1920.

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

Military History: —

First Lieutenant of Infantry, Oct. 9, 1919.

At Fort Slocum, N. Y., on recruiting duty, Sept. 1, 1920, to Apr. 30, 1921; (Adjutant, Recruiting Depot, from Feb. 12, 1921).

Resigned, Apr. 30, 1921.

Awarded Croix de Guerre with Palm; N. Y., State Conspicuous Service Cross.

Civil History. — Military Secretary to the Governor, State of New York, (position of Secretary to the Governor being vacant, acted as Secretary) 1921, to  p1310 1922; Building Construction with Thompson Starrett Co., 1923, to 1927; resigned Thompson Starrett, Sept., 1927, on account of serious heart trouble. Removed to southern California. No occupation since, other than trying to regain health.

Address: P. O. Box 708, La Jolla, Calif.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

1st Lt. Inf., Oct. 9, 1919.

Resigned, Apr. 30, 1921.

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

Military History: —

1 Lt Inf 9 Oct 19.

Resd 20 Apr 21

Civil History. — Buckley Field Denver Colo

Died Apr. 24, 1956, Phoenix, AZ.​a

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, St. Francis Cemetery, Phoenix, AZ.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Coogan — for such was his last rank in the Army — died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date and place of his death are from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates, which contains a good deal of information not found in the Register.

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