LTG Alexander Russell Bolling

LTG Alexander Russell Bolling

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Jun 1964 (aged 68)
Satellite Beach, Brevard County, Florida, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Site 1393-B
Memorial ID 44124531 · View Source
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Alexander Russell Bolling was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 28 August 1895. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1917. He was a student at the U.S. Naval Academy from 1915-1916. He graduated from the Infantry School in 1933 and from the Command and General Staff Course in 1935. In 1938 he graduated from the Army War College.
While in command of three widely separate platoons of the 4th Infantry, 3rd Division, in the Boise-des-Nesles, on the night of July 14, 1918, Second Lieutenant Bolling earned the Distinguished Service Cross by continually exposing himself to heavy gas and shell fire by going from one platoon to another.

He commanded the 84th Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.

He was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1952 and assumed command of the Third U.S. Army.

LTG Bolling's awards included the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal with Cluster, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart. He was the recipient of numerous foreign decorations and awards.

Upon his retirement in 1955 he made his home in Satellite Beach, Florida. LTG Bolling died on June 4, 1964 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Robert Baer
  • Added: 9 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44124531
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTG Alexander Russell Bolling (28 Aug 1895–3 Jun 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44124531, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Robert Baer (contributor 46596647) .