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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1919​*

Vol. VI

(Born Col.)

George D. Rogers

(Ap'd Mo.)


(George Dewey Rogers, Born April 30, 1897.)

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1917, to Nov. 1, 1918, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieutenant, Unassigned.

Served: at U. S. Military Academy, as student officer, Dec. 3, 1918, to June 11, 1919, when graduated No. 189 in his class;

(Assigned to Field Artillery, July 21, 1919)

 p2111  en route to France, July 13 to 20, 1919; on tour of observation of Belgian, French and Italian battle fronts and visited Army of Occupation, in Germany, to Sept. 17; en route to U. S. to Sept. 26; at Camp Benning, Ga., student officer at Infantry School, Oct. 1, 1919, to –––––.

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

Military History: —

Second Lieutenant, Unassigned, Nov. 1, 1918.

Assigned to Infantry, July 21, 1919.

At Camp Benning, Ga., student officer, Basic Course, at Infantry School, Oct. 1, 1919, to

First Lieutenant of Infantry, Jan. 24, 1920.

June, 1920, when he was graduated; at Camp Gordon, Ga., with 11th Infantry, June, 1920, to Oct., 1920; at Camp Jackson, S. C., with 11th Infantry, Oct., 1920 to Sept. 1921; at Camp Knox, Ky., with 11th Infantry, Sept., 1921 to Aug., 1922; at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., with 11th Infantry, Aug., 1922, to

Returned to Grade of Second Lieutenant, Dec. 15, 1922.

May, 1923; at Schofield Barracks, T. H., with 19th Infantry, July, 1923, to

First Lieutenant of Infantry, Feb. 12, 1924.

May, 1927; at Watertown Arsenal, Mass., and Cambridge, Mass., student officer, at Ordnance School, July 1, 1927, to

(Detailed to Ordnance Department, July 1, 1927.)

June 12, 1929, when he was graduated with degree of B. S., in Mechanical Engineering,  p1501 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology; at Raritan Arsenal, N. J., at Ordnance Specialists School, June, 1929, to ––––

(Transferred to Ordnance Department, Feb. 19, 1930.)

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(1st Lt. Inf., Feb. 12, 1924)

At Raritan Arsenal, N. J., Ord. Specialists School, June, 1929 to

(Trfd. to Ord. Dept., Feb. 19, 1930)

July, 1931; Officer in Charge of Shops, to July, 1933; at Ft. Hayes, Ohio, Hq., 5th C. A., Asst. Ord. Off. in charge of maintenance, to

(Capt., Ord. Dept., Aug. 1, 1935)

June, 1937; at Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, N. J., in charge of Engineering Dept., to July, 1940.

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

Military History: —

(Capt OD 1 Aug 35)

Picatinny Arsenal NJ, OIC Engrg Dept, Jun 37‑

(Maj OD 1 Jul 40)

Jul 40; Washington DC, Safety Off, OD OCO,

(Lt Col AUS 15 Sep 41)

‑Sep 41; Benicia Calif, ExO Benicia Arsenal, ‑Dec 41; CO Benicia Arsenal, ‑Jul 42; San Francisco, Calif, ExO Ord Sect,

(Col AUS 17 Sep 42)

(Lt Col OD 11 Dec 42)

‑Apr 43; NATO, (Oran Algeria, Caserta Italy), C Gen Sup Br, Ord Sect, ‑Oct 44; Philadelphia Pa, Spec Dev Proj, Frankford Arsenal, Jan‑Mar 45; OO, The Inf Bd, ‑Nov 45; Washington DC, Tech Adviser, Brazilian Mil Comm, ‑Feb 46; Dir Sv Tng, Army Sect, Jt Brazil‑US Mil Comm,

(Col OD 11 Mar 48)

‑Nov 49; C Maint Br, Sup Div, O AC/S G‑4, DA, ––––


[Died, Oct. 8, 1985: Aged 88.]​a

[Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.]

Thayer's Note:

a The date of Col. Rogers' death and his burial place are from an otherwise contentless page at Find-a‑Grave, and are merely probable rather than certain, although the name, rank and birthdate match.

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