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Samuel Dickerson Rockenbach
Birth: Jan. 27, 1869
Lynchburg
Lynchburg City
Virginia, USA
Death: May 16, 1952
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

World War I US Army Brigadier General. He helped establish what is now the US Army Armor branch. An 1889 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he worked as a civil engineer before entering the military as a Lieutenant in 1891. During the Spanish-American War he participated in the Santiago and Puerto Rican Campaigns, and later served with the Philippine Scouts (1905 to 1910). At America's entry into World War I he was a Colonel on General Pershing's staff, and became Quartermaster of the American Expeditionary Force. In December 1917, Rockenbach was named first chief of the newly-formed Tank Corps. For his efforts he was promoted to Brigadier General in June 1918, and subsequently awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. (bio by: PL) 
 
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  Emma Baldwin Rockenbach (1873 - 1945)
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Grave 1211 (Right)
 
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Originally Created by: PL
Record added: Dec 10, 2003
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