Col George Gordon Elms

Col George Gordon Elms

Birth
Whiteley Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 22 Apr 1988 (aged 90)
Wyckoff, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec. 6, Site 5695-C
Memorial ID 50602986 · View Source
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Col. George G. Elms, 90, of Allendale, New Jersey, formerly of El Paso, Texas, died Friday. Before retiring in 1954, he was an Army Colonel for 36 years and most recently had been commander of Fort Riley (Kan.) Training School. He was a 1919 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was a veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Silver Star, and Croix de Guerre. Also he was awarded the Mexican Border Service medal, for his federal service on the border, two Bronze Stars, and the Legion of Merit (Officer Class).

Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth J. Larsen of Allendale; two sisters, Anna Thomason of Yarmouth, Mass., and Alice Elms of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. His wife, Bessie Lewis Elms, died in 1966. A full military funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Fort Myer (Va.) Chapel, with burial in Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Gerald
  • Added: 3 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50602986
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col George Gordon Elms (6 Sep 1897–22 Apr 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50602986, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Gerald (contributor 46794864) .