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Gen James Lawrence Gantt
Birth: Dec. 26, 1888
Summerville
Dorchester County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 1962
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

US Army General. Gantt's early education was completed in 1904 at the Porter Military Academy in Charleston, South Carolina. He enlisted in the State National Guard in 1905 and was steadily promoted. In 1916 as captain in command of the Sumter Guards, he served on the Mexican border, returning to Charleston in 1917, when his company was inducted into federal service. He served in France and Belgium, with the famous 30th ("Old Hickory") division in World War I. On the reorganization of the Sumter Guards, he again commanded it until in 1926 he was promoted to lieutenant colonel of infantry and became assistant chief of staff, personnel section (G-1) of the 30th division. For 11 years he was the mainstay of this division, composed of officers and men from four states. His untiring efforts and capable judgment helped the division to make a highly credible record as a fighting unit in World War II. Promoted to colonel in 1937, he commanded the 105th Quartermaster regiment. His ability and dedication made it one of the best regiments mobilized into federal service in 1940. Selected to organize and activate the 26th Quartermaster Salvage depot, he operated it in Australia and New Guinea. For two year he was executive officer of the Utah Service depot at Ogden, Utah. In November 1946,he was promoted to Brigadier General and detailed assistant commander of the 51st infantry division. He held this position until he elected to retire after 42 years service. He returned to private life and worked at the Geer Drug company in Charleston, South Carolina. (bio by: Saratoga) 
 
Burial:
Old Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church Cemetery
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Saratoga
Record added: May 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52632108
Gen James Lawrence Gantt
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Gen James Lawrence Gantt
Added by: Saratoga
 
Gen James Lawrence Gantt
Added by: Saratoga
 
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- bob tarte
 Added: Jan. 11, 2014
God bless you on this 2013 Christmas season, Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Dec. 26, 2013
God bless you on your birthday & this 2012 Christmas season, Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Dec. 26, 2012
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