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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1924

Vol. VII

(Born Okla.)

Lewis S. Kirkpatrick

(Ap'd Okla.)


(Lewis Spencer Kirkpatrick, Born May 15, 1901, Oklahoma City, OK.)​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 2, 1920, to June 12, 1924, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieutenant of Infantry.

At Fort Sheridan, Ill., with 2nd Infantry, to July 2, 1926; en route to Panama, to July 9, 1926; at Quarry Heights, Canal Zone, with Headquarters and Military Police Company, Panama Canal Division and commanding Hq Company, Panama Canal Department, to Nov. 1, 1927; at Fort Clayton, Canal Zone, with company, 33rd Infantry, to Sept. 23, 1928; en route to United States, to Nov. 1, 1928;

(Detailed to Air Corps, Nov. 1, 1928.)

at Brooks Field, Tex., student officer, Air Corps Primary Flying School, to Jan. 23, 1929;

(Relieved from Air Corps, Jan. 23, 1929.)

at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., with company, 25th Infantry, to ––––– (at Naco, Ariz., Mar. Apr., and May, 1929, during Mexican Revolution of 1929)

First Lieutenant of Infantry, Aug. 27, 1929.

(Transferred to Coast Artillery Corps, July 15, 1930.)

at Fort MacArthur, Calif., with 63rd Coast Artillery, to ––––

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(1st Lt. Inf., Aug. 27, 1929)

(Trfd to C. A. C., July 15, 1930)

At Ft. MacArthur, Calif., 63d C. A., Btry Executive Off., Aug. 15, 1930 to Aug. 4,  p596 1931; en route to station to Aug. 27, 1931; on leave to Sept. 12, 1931; at Ft. Monroe, Va., student off., Btry Officers' Course, C. A. School, to June 20, 1932; on leave and en route to station to Aug. 23, 1932; at Ft. Kamehameha, T. H., Btry Comdr., 15th C. A., Aug. 28, 1932 to Mar. 23, 1935; en route to U. S., to Mar. 30, 1935; temp. duty at Presidio of San Francisco, Calif., Hq., 9th C. A., Apr. 2, to Apr. 19, 1935; en route to N. Y., to May 7, 1935; on leave May 9 to July 15, 1935; at Ft. Preble, Me., Btry Comdr., 8th C. A. Regtl. and Harbor Defense Adj., to

(Capt., C. A. C., Aug. 1, 1935)

Dec. 29, 1938; on leave to Feb. 4, 1939; en route to San Francisco, Calif., Feb. 7 to Feb. 24, 1939; en route to station Feb. 28 to Mar. 24, 1939; at Ft. Mills, P. I., Btry Comdr., 59th C. A. also Regtl. Supply, Utilities, Camouflage and Gas Off., to ––––

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

Military History: — Ft Mills PI, 59 CA, Jan 39‑

(Maj AUS 31 Jan 41)

Feb 41; Ft Drum PI, CO 59 CA, —

(Maj CAC 12 Jun 41)

(Lt Col AUS 19 Dec 41)

(Bataan, Corregidor) ‑42; POW.

Died, Jap POW Cp Corregidor, 27 Apr 43: Aged 41.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Thayer's Note:

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

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